Inexplicably, the Republican tax-cut bill has a glaring problem for those who care about families and life: the elimination of the Adoption Tax Credit.
The credit, which costs a relatively small $355 million, has had an enormously positive effect by making it more manageable for families to handle the exorbitant financial costs of adoption. That not only blesses parents, but more importantly from a social standpoint, it allows tens of thousands of needy children to find permanent homes each year. In 2015, for example, more than 53,000 children were adopted from foster care.
However, there is still a chance that the Republican tax-cut bill could be amended to restore the Adoption Tax Credit. Committee work on the bill has begun, and such an amendment could be voted on at any time.
Please take a moment right now to contact your US Representative and urge them to support the amendment to restore the Adoption Tax Credit. Family Policy Alliance has made it easy. Through our Action Center, you can send a message to your representative.
Thank you for making your voice heard!