Representatives Bruce Braley (D-IA) and Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) recently issued a Dear Colleague letter, encouraging their fellow members of the House of Representatives to become co-sponsors of HR 4373, the Making Adoption Affordable Act. HR 4373 is only the bill introduced in Congress so far that meets the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group's goals of having a tax credit that is inclusive, flat for special needs adoption, refundable, and permanent.
You can help! They are encouraging advocates to share the letter with their Members of Congress, along with a document that summarizes our four goals and lists the more than 120 organizations nationwide that have joined the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group. The Adoption Tax Credit website has a sample letter and the email addresses to all local representatives to make it easy for you. Click on any of the words in red in this blog to go straight to the website to do this!
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