Why the Adoption Tax Credit Needs You, Too


Did you know the Federal Adoption Tax Credit (introduced in 1997), has helped nearly 74,000 families bring stability, love and permanency to a child?

As Tax Reform tops Congress’ priorities, this credit is in jeopardy (with the many other credits that have been proposed to be eliminated).

Here’s what you can do to remind your members of Congress about how vital the adoption tax credit is for children and families.

  1. Learn more at AdoptionTaxCredit.Org.
    (Here you’ll find a sample letter, key messages, an FAQ, Adoption Tax Credit Summary and more.)
  2. Send a message to your members of Congress about the importance the tax credit at the above link.

Why Do We Need to Take Action Now?

The “Unified Framework” recently agreed upon between the Congressional Majority and President Trump’s Administration proposes to eliminate nearly all tax credits. This includes the Adoption Tax Credit.

WACAP is a member of the Save the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group, and with other welfare organizations, advocates, and families, we continue to advocate to preserve this credit as well as have it become a “refundable” credit.

Want Additional Background about the Adoption Tax Credit?

You can read more about the tax credit here, along with tips to help with preparing to take the adoption tax credit, recommended tax professionals and resources in this article by Adoption Finance Coach Kelly Ellison.


WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents) is one of the largest and most experienced international nonprofit adoption and child assistance agencies in the United States. Since 1976, we’ve placed over 10,000 children with loving adoptive parents and provided food, medical care and education to more than 200,000 children around the world.
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