Thursday, June 14, 2012

Save The Adoption Tax Credit: An Update & Appeal

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Save The Adoption Tax Credit is one of the most urgent and important initiatives Joint Council will make in 2012.   We are actively participating in a number of initiatives designed to engage the US government in crafting policies favorable to families, children and intercountry adoption - the tax credit is at the top of the list.  Simply put – without reinstating the tax credit, many families finalizing in 2012 and all families finalizing in 2013 will lose over $13,000 in tax credits.  Obviously this will seriously impact the number of families willing and able to adopt children domestically, internationally or through the US Foster Care system. 

Joint Council would like to thank its Partner organizations (listed below) who have signed on as members of the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group.  While we are thrilled to have 46 of our Partners joining us, our goal is for 100% participation from our Partner base.  If your organization has not yet joined the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group or you believe your organization has but is not listed above, please contact  Shari Cohey at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute ( and become a member of the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group today.  The only way the Tax Credit will be reinstated is if we join together as a community.

  • European Adoption Consultants, Inc
  • Bal Jagat - Children's World Inc
  • Family Resource Center
  • Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc.
  • Angels' Haven Outreach
  • Gladney Center for Adoption
  • Agape Adoptions
  • All Blessings International, Inc.
  • Michael S. Goldstein, Esq., LCSW
  • Children at Heart Adoption Services, Inc.
  • Bay Area Adoption Services
  • The Barker Foundation
  • Adoption Learning Partners
  • Sunny Ridge Family Center
  • Buckner International
  • Families Thru International Adoption
  • Children's Home Society & Family Services
  • Lutheran Social Services of New England 
  • Welcome House Adoption Program of Pearl S Buck International
  • Spence-Chapin
  • Journeys of the Heart Adoption Services
  • WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents)
  • Children's Hope International
  • Wide Horizons For Children
  • Adoptive Parents Committee inc
  • Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc.
  • Dillon International, Inc.
  • Golden Cradle Adoption Services
  • Illien Adoptions International, Inc.
  • All God's Children International
  • Dillon Southwest
  • Americans for International Aid and Adoption
  • Holt International Children's Services
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • A Red Thread Adoption Services, Inc.
  • Across The World Adoptions
  • Miriam's Promise
  • New Beginnings International Children's and Family         
  • The Cradle                                                          
  • Family Connections Christian Adoptions            
  • MLJ Adoptions         
  • Carolina Adoption Services, Inc         
  • Adoption Associates, Inc.       
  • Adoption STAR        
  • European Adoption Consultants, Inc     

Already joined the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group?  Here are some next steps…

  1. “Like” the Save the Adoption Tax Credit Facebook page and urge friends, family and constituents to “like” it as well.
  2. Contact your member of the House of Representatives to ask for co-sponsorship of HR 4373, the Making Adoption Affordable Act (and urge your friends, family and constituents to do so as well).  For talking points, click here.  Remember, you can find your rep at  A special thanks to our friends at the National Council for Adoption for the creation of the Adoption Tax Credit Advocacy Kit.
  3.  Add the “Save The Adoption Tax Credit” logo to your signature line (see image above).

Thank you all for your support of this important issue!


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