Lobbying for the Federal Adoption Tax Credit

Posted: February 20, 2009 in Adoption
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Update on 3/24/2010: Tax Credit Extended to end of 2011 (see updated post here)

The federal adoption tax credit has made our adoption much more affordable.  And we are hoping it will still be around when we complete our adoption so we can take advantage of it.  The tax credit is set to expire in December 2010 unless Congress votes to continue it. 

The Adoption Tax Relief Guarantee Act of 2009, H.R. 213, would keep the adoption tax credit from being repealed, and may make the tax relief measure permanent.

It only takes a few minutes to email or call your senators and congressmen — it’s important for them to hear from families impacted by the tax credit.  

Write your U.S. Representative
Write your U.S. Senator

If you have a blog, you can post the widget/button about H.R. 213 to your sidebar to raise awareness about this legislation (see my sidebar) – just cut and paste the following code to your site:  

<a href=" https://adopttaiwan.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/federal-adoption-tax-credit/"> <img src="https://adopttaiwan.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/hr-213.jpg"> </a>

  1. […] at Our Adoption Journey provides a great widget/button for your blog to raise awareness about this legislation – just cut […]

  2. Abby says:

    Thanks for the info, I added it to my blog today.

  3. Thanks,I added it today and we will support this movement,Thanks for letting us know. Gidget

  4. […] at Our Adoption Journey provides a great widget/button for your blog to raise awareness about this legislation – just cut […]

  5. Jamie says:

    Thanks for the link. We added it to our site today.

  6. Cindy says:

    This is a great button / links on such an important measure. Mind if I link to you?

  7. Cindy says:

    I don’t mind at all Cindy – thanks for helping raise awareness about this legislation.

  8. Becca says:

    Thank you for being such a great voice in adoption advocacy!! The button is great! 🙂

  9. Jeremy says:

    Thank you for the information. We have posted a link on our blog as well. Without this tax credit, we would be VERY limited on how many children we could adopt. Let’s spread the word!

  10. joy says:

    we added this to our blog- thank you for raising awareness.

  11. Megan says:

    Thank you for the information. I just finished emailing our Representative and Senators. Thanks to you hopefully we can make an impact! 🙂

  12. PLEASE continue your support for the Adopition Tax Credit fro families who adopt children? HR #213 is so important to adoptive families! IF this Act is allowed to expire , it is an immediate tax increaes for every family who adopts children, plain and simple. It will have no bearing on that Obama-promised $250,000 annual income not being touched becaue people who make that much don’t qualify for the tax credit. It is a tremenous help to middle class Americans and to the children who are adopted into these families. IF it expires I fear many chidlren will have to be left behind unadopted. That crucial tax credit , which is by no means comprehensive, means the difference between some families being able to adopt or NOT. The Tax Credit is a far too worthwhile to allow it to just die and fade away. We have adopted 6 children, and are adopting three more right nwo . That Tax Credit makes it possible.
    Thank you vert much!

  13. Ali says:

    I am doing my best to spread the word! I emailed my rep. and senators, tweeted, facebooked, etc. We are depending on this in order to pay for our upcoming adoption.

  14. Amy S. says:

    Thanks. I just sent out a group email urging others to write to their representatives.

  15. Linda says:

    I have had the “Button” on my blog for quite some time, have written letters to our Oklahoma representatives who are usually quick to repsond and are very conservative in their apporach andphilosophy. WHY they have ignored me on this and my quesitons about the CHILD TAX CREDIT as well I do not know.BOTH are critical to middle class families and bot wil lexpire at the end ofthis year.

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