Well, this morning, Sarah, a bloggy friend wrote asking if I was aware of adoption tax credit situation.
Here's the information she shared:
In 2013 the tax credit will be a maximum of $6,000 for parents adopting children with special needs. There will be no adoption tax credit available for all other adoptive parents beginning in tax year 2013.
Could you ask your readers to sign the petition at
Additionally, there is a bill in Congress trying to get passed and if it goes through there will be a PERMANENT tax credit put in place.
There are some key politicians who need to receive letters/emails supporting the adoption tax credit. The following politicians are sponsors of this Adoption Bill, if you reside in one of these states it is extremely important that you send some type of communication to them:
Richard Burr [R-NC]
Robert Casey [D-PA]
Thad Cochran [R-MS]
Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
Kay Hutchison [R-TX]
Tim Johnson [D-SD]
Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
Pat Roberts [R-KS]
John Thune [R-SD]
In addition to these Finance Committee members:
Sen. Max Baucus [D-MT]
Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
Sen. Jeff Bingaman [D-NM]
Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
Sen. Thomas Coburn [R-OK]
Sen. Kent Conrad [D-ND]
Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
Please consider taking a moment to sign the petition linked above. There are currently 25,000+ signatures on it...with a whole bunch more needed! Signing the petition takes about a minute, at the most. A small amount of time to lend a hand to the orphan crisis.
If you live in one of the states listed above, please would you call our representative and show your support? Every call does make a difference.
Please consider Facebooking, blogging and emailing friends and family asking them to join in. Feel free to link to this post. It doesn't matter if you have adopted, are adopting or hope to adopt....your help is still needed!
There are 163,000,000 reasons why signing the petition and praying for favor is a must!
Thank you sweet friends! And on behalf of the 163,000,000 orphans whose families will find them, thank you as well!