Wednesday, August 31, 2011


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

S. 82: Adoption Tax Relief Guarantee Act
To write to you senator, go to

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.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your post and information! ( I found your link and comment on I was wondering if there was any hope for the 2012 tax credit to become refundable,is this on the table along with the tax credit being extended at it's current rate or at least above $10,000 (you know what I mean, not the 5-6,000 ). I can't find any information relating to a date that congress will consider reviewing the "refundable" status from "non-refundable" for adoptions that will finalize in 2012....again is it possible that when they review the adoption tax relief act in 12/2012 that they will retrospectively state that the tax credit is refundable too?