Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Coming together is a beginning.

Keeping together is progress. 

Working together is success.-- Henry Ford

Let's work together to help couples to continue to have the ability to adopt children and make forever families. The Federal Adoption Tax Credit is set to expire on December 31, 2010. In 2009 the tax credit was $12,150, and in 2010 the tax credit will be $12,170. We are urging everyone to contact their US Senators and US Representatives and let them know how important this is to the future of adoption. We would like to have the tax credit made permanent.

Attached is a form letter that can be used, or please pen your own letter. We also are including links to find your Senators and Representatives which service the area in which you live. Please send this email on to family, friends, coworkers, and church families to enlist their help to maintain this adoption assistance.

This link is to find and contact the US Senators: 


This link is to find and contact the US Representatives:


There is a bill, the Adoption Tax Relief Guarantee Act, in the Senate (S.2816) and the House of Representatives (H.R. 213) proposed to make this tax credit permanent. This bill has been referred to committee and Senator Debbie Stabenow, Representatives David Camp and Sander Levin from Michigan are on these committees for this bill.

Dear (add the name of your senator or representative),

We are writing today to request that you will pass current legislation, the Adoption Tax Relief Guarantee Act, which would make the Adoption Tax Credit permanent. (S. 2816 and H.R. 213) This Tax Credit is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2010. A permanent adoption tax credit presents a win-win situation as it promotes adoption , all the while making good economic sense. The cost of adoption is prohibitive for many tax payers. The need for and appropriateness of a permanent adoption tax credit could not be clearer with the number of children needing permanent homes and families. Adoption benefits all society, not only those who adopt or are adopted, because children raised in loving, stable families grow up to be good citizens and productive members of their communities.

Please vote to make permanent the Adoption Tax Credit. This is positive for everyone.


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