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We Need Your Stories

Every year, the Adoption Tax Credit helps many families with the expenses that often come with adoption. A family recently shared their story with us: “My wife and I adopted our first child, a girl, from Ethiopia in 2011.  She … Continue reading

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Confused by the Adoption Tax Credit?

Adoption Tax Credit Working Group Publishes FAQ To Help With Your Adoption The Adoption Tax Credit, recently signed into law by President Obama is rather complex and can also be confusing.  Given these complexities, the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group, … Continue reading

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Congress Passes Adoption Tax Credit!

On January 1st, the US House of Representatives passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act (full text) which includes a permanent extension of the adoption tax credit and was signed into law on the 2nd.   As a more complete understanding of … Continue reading

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Most Vulnerable Casualty of DC Tax Battle May Be Orphans, Foster Kids

Amid talk of the “fiscal cliff” and how much wealthier Americans should pay the government, not much attention has been paid to the most vulnerable class of tax code casualties: orphans and foster kids desperately hoping to be placed in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Letter to President Obama Regarding Adoptee Deportatio​n

Date    June 13, 2012 Letter to President Obama Regarding Adoptee Deportation Two days ago Joint Council and several of its partner organizations signed a letter to President Barack Obama regarding the deportation of adult adoptee Kairi Shepherd. The letter begins as … Continue reading

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Adoption Organizations Support President’s Proposal to Extend the Adoption Tax Credit

February 29, 2012 Joint Council is pleased to announce that we have joined forces with a vast group of adoption organizations to support the President’s proposal to extend the Adoption Tax Credit.  A Press Release regarding the letter is below.  … Continue reading

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