Do you support adoption and happen to have a few minutes to spare? If so, please consider writing to your congressmen and asking that they support the Adoption Tax Guarantee Act of 2011.
Adoptions are very expensive. Expensive to the point where I’m not certain we would be lucky enough to have any of our three (soon to be four) children if it weren’t for the government’s help via the Adoption Tax Credit. The tax credit is available to adoptive families to assist in easing the financial burden that comes along with adopting a child. The current credit came about thanks to a bill enacted in 2001. The problem with that bill is that it has a sunset date. By sunset date I mean there has always been date where the would credit revert back to the pre-2001 amounts, which are significantly less that the credit amount allowed in the current and proposed bill.
The sunset date right now is December 31, 2012.
The bill that was introduced to Congress in January of this year would repeal that sunset date, thus eliminating the worry for many adoptive families like ours about the credit not being available when it is needed.
The bills that I am asking you to consider writing your congressman about are…
H.R. 184: Adoption Tax Relief Guarantee Act of 2011
To write to your representative, go to http://www.house.gov/.
S. 82: Adoption Tax Relief Guarantee Act
To write to you senator, go to http://www.senate.gov/.
On behalf of moms and dads like Sara and I that have relied on this tax credit to fulfill the dream of becoming parents, thank you for supporting this issue.