Orphans and Adoptive Families Need Your Help!

We all know that the financial burden of adoption is huge – already limiting the families who are able to adopt.  Usually adoptions range in cost from $20,000- $35,000.  The adoption tax credit program has helped many families provide a loving home for an orphan in need, but it is set to expire in December of 2010.  It’s vital that this financial support stay in place to help families offset the costs and fees associated with adopting a child.

Will you please take action with us and contact your state reps and senators to get help with the passage of HR213.  In doing so, you may be helping unite a child in need with their forever family. Click here to learn more and find an easy way to contact your governmental servants.

Many states have no government official backing the bill.  If you live in the states below, your efforts are especially needed:

West Virginia
Delaware
Connecticut
Rhode Island
New Hampshire
Vermont
Massachusetts
Maine
Idaho
Oregon
Nevada
Montana
South Dakota
New Mexico
Arkansas
Hawaii

Below is my letter you can use as a sample:

Thank you so much for your effort on behalf of orphans in the past.  I am writing you now to let you know about my concern that the adoption credit and adoption assistance program will expire in December of 2010.  It is this program that is enabling us to adopt our daughter, Ai Li from China this summer.  Without the program, we would not be able to adopt, and it is likely that many potential adoptive families would be deterred from adopting.  The cost of adopting is already overwhelming – usually between $20,000 and $35,000.

With the huge number of orphans in the US foster care system, and about 143 million orphans world-wide, it will be devastating to the orphan situation for Americans to lose this tax benefit.

Please do all you can to make sure this program continues for years. PLEASE HELP WITH THE PASSAGE OF HR213, to keep the adoption tax credit that provides much needed assistance to adoptive families.  In doing so, you will be helping children find their forever families.  Thank you.

And here’s Keith letter if that helps too:

My wife Kelly and I are in-process adoptive parents. As I hope you know, the costs of adoption are prohibitively high for many families. We took a step of fiscal faith when we started the adoption process nearly 2 years ago, and no doubt it has been a challenge on many fronts, costs being one of the largest.

I have just been made aware that the adoption credit and adoption assistance programs will sunset in December of 2010, providing a huge financial blow to families currently adopting and potentially turning thousands of potential families from adopting one of the many children in the US foster care program, or one of the 143 million orphans world-wide.

PLEASE HELP US, a family you represent!!! PLEASE HELP WITH THE PASSAGE OF HR213, to prevent the sun-setting of the adoption tax credit. Please support the most innocent among us, our children!

H.R. 213:
111th Congress
Adoption Tax Relief Guarantee Act of 2009

Thanks so much!

About kelly_e

We live in WA state and have been traveling the road of adoption since 2/07. We have a biological son who is a joy and look forward to bringing home his sister soon.
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