Ways You Can Help Retain The Adoption Tax Credit

Heidi Bruegel Coxby Heidi Bruegel Cox, Gladney General Counsel & Executive Vice President

Several people have recently asked me about what they can do to help retain the Adoption Tax Credit.  The best site to connect with is adoptiontaxcredit.org and then contact their U.S. Senator or Representative. 

Through the Take Action section of the Adoption Tax Credit website, families can share their stories with their members of Congress and ask them to keep the adoption tax credit so that many more families can be helped by this tool.  The Adoption Tax Credit Collaborative Working Group has worked hard to make it easy for everyone to record their stories with step-by-step instructions on the website.  When you click on the take-action page, your U.S. Representative and Senators should automatically pop up, and you can quickly upload a video message to each of them. 

It is also important that we thank those Congressmen and women who have already committed to retaining the Adoption Tax Credit, so families should also send thank-you videos.

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Next, encourage others to get involved. Share this blog post with others who have been touched by adoption and ask them to share their story as well.

Finally, stay engaged. Sign up to receive alerts so you can be kept abreast of developments in this effort.

Tweets are popular right now. Download a list of contacts that were collected by the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group.  A few of the suggested tweets are listed below:

• The adoption tax credit made adoption possible for me and my family. Watch my story here [LINK] #SavetheATC #taxreform

• .@(your Member of Congress) Without the adoption tax credit, I wouldn't have been able to afford adoption. My story here [LINK] #SavetheATC #taxreform

• For me and thousands of families, the adoption tax credit made adoption possible. Watch my story here [LINK] #SavetheATC #taxreform

Sample Facebook Post:  

Without the adoption tax credit, I would not have been able to bring home my child[ren]. Watch my story here! [LINK]. Please join me and tell Congress we must save this credit! #SavetheATC #taxreform

With your help, we will make a difference!



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