On April 17th, a bill was introduced to Congress which will be known, in short, as the Making Adoption Affordable Act. This Act will permanently expand the adoption tax credit to an amount of $13,360, and make it refundable. As most of you know, the current adoption tax credit will expire on December 31, 2012. The Adoption Tax Credit is important to many adoptive families, and a great deal of adoptive families would be unable to adopt if not for the tax credit. Considering that the current number of orphans worldwide is approximately 163 million, this tax credit will assist adoptive families in decreasing this number, and following God's call to "defend the cause of the fatherless" (Isaiah 1:17).
So how can you participate and ensure that adoptive families continue to have this support? Contact your local representative and encourage him/her to vote for the proposed bill.
Here is a link to the actual bill:
And here is a link to a website from which you can locate and contact your local representative:
Please spread the word and forward this information to as many people as possible!