One option for adopting families who can use some help in lowering the cost of adopting is the Federal Adoption Tax Credit. After your adoption is finalized, you can apply for this credit to help cover 'qualifying adoption expenses.' On our website on the financial assistance page, there is a brief description of how the tax credit works.
The Tax Credit is set to expire in December of 2010 unless Congress votes to continue it. The Adoption Tax Relief Guarantee Act of 2009, H.R. 213 would keep it from being repealed and may make the tax credit permanent.
It would only take a few minutes of your time to contact your senators and congressmen and could make all the difference.
Write to your U.S. Representative
Write to your U.S. Senator
Let them hear from as many families as possible who are affected by the tax credit!