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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Help Save the Adoption Tax Credit!

We need your help! The federal adoption tax credit is in jeopardy. The current credit expires at the end of this year. The adoption tax credit has made adoption a more viable option for many parents who might not otherwise have been able to afford adoption, allowing them to provide children with loving, permanent families. If the adoption tax credit has helped you to adopt a child, or children, or if it could help in the future to do so, call your Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives today and urge that he or she cosponsor H.R. 4373, the Making Adoption Affordable Act.

You can reach your Representative by calling the U.S. Capitol Operator at 202-225-3121 and asking for your Representative's office, then ask to speak to the Legislative Assistant who works on taxes or on adoption issues. If you don't know your Representative's name go to and enter your zip code in the box provided in the upper right corner.

When speaking with your representative make sure to mention that you are constituent. Urge your Representative to cosponsor The Making Adoption Affordable Act, H.R. 4373, introduced by Rep. Braley with bipartisan support. H.R. 4373 makes the adoption tax credit permanent; refundable; inclusive, by applying to domestic private, foster care, and international adoptions; and, available at the maximum amount for adopting a special needs child.

Please help us make the adoption tax credit permanent and to help make adoption affordable for all who build loving families through adoption. Make your voice heard and please contact your representative today!