Save the Adoption Tax Credit

Adoption Tax Credit Working Group- Save the Adoption Tax Credit

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.  This will seriously impact the number of families willing and able to adopt children domestically, internationally or through the US Foster Care system.

A group of membership and advocacy organizations has formed a coalition called the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group.  The coalition’s goal is to enable more children to find a permanent family by enhancing the adoption tax credit, including making it permanent.   The efforts of the coalition are wide ranging and include education, legislative activity, and constituency awareness and mobilization.  Joint Council is taking a leadership role as the Chair of the Social Media Team and is proud to be working with several of its colleagues.

Joint Council would like to thank the following partner organizations who have signed on as members of the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group:


  • A Red Thread Adoption Services, Inc.
  • Across The World Adoptions
  • Adoption and Beyond
  • Adoption ARK, Inc.
  • Adoption Associates, Inc.
  • Adoption Learning Partners
  • Adoption STAR
  • Adoptions Together
  • Adoptive Parents Committee inc
  • Agape Adoptions
  • All Blessings International, Inc.
  • All God’s Children International
  • American Adoptions
  • Americans for International Aid and Adoption
  • Angels’ Haven Outreach
  • Baker Victory Services
  • Bal Jagat – Children’s World Inc
  • Bay Area Adoption Services
  • Beacon House Adoption Services, Inc
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Buckner International
  • Carolina Adoption Services, Inc
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Roug
  • Children at Heart Adoption Services, Inc.
  • Children’s Home Society & Family Services
  • Children’s Hope International
  • Children’s House International
  • Christian Adoption Services, Inc.
  • Christian Family Services of the Midwest, Inc.
  • Crossroads Adoption Serivces
  • Dillon International, Inc.
  • Dillon Southwest
  • European Adoption Consultants, Inc
  • Faith International Adoptions
  • Families Thru International Adoption
  • Family Connections Christian Adoptions
  • Family Resource Center
  • Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc.
  • Gladney Center for Adoption
  • Golden Cradle Adoption Services
  • Holt International Children’s Services
  • Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc.
  • Illien Adoptions International, Inc.
  • Journeys of the Heart Adoption Services
  • La Vida International
  • Lifeline Children’s Services
  • Lutheran Social Services of New England
  • Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc
  • Michael S. Goldstein, Esq., LCSW
  • Miriam’s Promise
  • MLJ Adoptions
  • New Beginnings International Children’s and Family
  • New Hope for Children
  • Partners for Adoption
  • Spence-Chapin
  • SPOON Foundation
  • Sunny Ridge Family Center
  • The Barker Foundation
  • The Cradle
  • The Sparrow Fund
  • Villa Hope
  • WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents)
  • Welcome House Adoption Program of Pearl S Buck International
  • Wide Horizons For Children

For more information regarding Save the Adoption Tax Credit, visit their website here.

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