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23
May
2017

Your State Adoption Tax Credit — and How You Can Protect It

Do you know if your state offers a separate adoption tax credit or reduction? Find out here and, if they don’t, contact your representative today.

19
May
2017

Your Voice Matters – Help Save the Adoption Tax Credit!

The Federal Adoption Tax Credit is vulnerable and may be eliminated as part of tax reform — and we need your help to save it!

20
Feb
2017

10 Ways to Fundraise for Adoption

Share these 10 creative ways to finance your adoption costs with someone who’s in the process of adopting!

30
Dec
2016

2016 Adoption Tax Credit

With tax season around the corner many of our families are wondering what the Adoption Tax Credit is and how it works. Below we have provided a brief explanation of the Adoption Tax Credit, the updated amount available to families for the 2016 tax season, and an infographic to help families understand how the Adoption Tax Credit works.

What is the Federal Adoption Tax Credit?

The Federal Adoption Tax Credit can help families offset the costs of qualifying adoption expenses, making adoption possible for some families who could not otherwise afford it. Families who adopted a child, or tried to adopt a child, and paid qualifying expenses may be eligible for the credit.

With the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 the Adoption Tax Credit became a permanent part of the tax code. However, the tax credit is not refundable, which means that only those individuals with tax liability (taxes owed) will benefit.

The maximum adoption tax credit for 2016 is $13,460. The Adoption Tax Credit limit is based on modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) and is recalculated each year based on current cost of living. For the 2016 Adoption Tax Credit, the maximum amount available will begin to phase out for families with MAGI above $201,920 and will be unavailable to families with incomes around $241,9200 or above.

26
Nov
2016

18 Ways to Fundraise for Your Adoption

Admittedly, the cost of adoption is fairly high and it can be difficult for some adoptive families to pay for their adoption without going into debt. While tax credits, adoption grants and employee benefit programs can help alleviate some of the costs they don’t always cover everything.

In these cases, adoptive families often turn to fundraising to help pay for the cost of adoption. With the help of Julie Gumm’s Adopt Without Debt, we have complied a list of 18 adoption fundraiser ideas that can help pay for your adoption.

10
Nov
2016

Budgeting Tips for Hopeful Adoptive Parents

Adoption is not just a huge emotional investment, but a financial one as well – and if you’re a family just learning about adoption, you’re probably wondering how to start budgeting.

26
Jan
2016

Adoption Tax Credit 2015 [Infographic]

Adoption Tax Credit 2015 - small teaserNow that 2015 has come to a close – and we’re finally getting used to writing 2016 on our dates – many …

8
Dec
2015

Crowdfunding Your Adoption

With all of the fees and services involved, private domestic adoption can cost families tens of thousands of dollars, placing financial stress on couples and individuals who are ready to grow their families. Fortunately, prospective parents have options when it comes to financing their adoption. One increasingly common and highly effective tool is crowdfunding.

1
Dec
2015

2015’s Most Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

Each year, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption publishes the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list, recognizing employers who support adoption and provide competitive adoption benefits to their employees. See which companies made this year’s list, and find tools and resources to encourage your employer to offer adoption benefits.

28
Sep
2015

Protect Your Finances with Our Risk-Sharing Program

Here are American Adoptions, one question we hear from many adoptive families is: “What if the birth mother changes her mind?”

We do our best to minimize the risk of disruptions by providing support to potential birth mothers and helping them develop strong relationships with …

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