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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tax Credit Going... Going... Gone???

This is Jeremy (a.k.a. Holden's dad). As many of you know, adoption is freakin' expensive. In fact, many people struggling with infertility never even consider it as an option because of the cost. One saving grace for us has been the Federal Adoption Tax Credit. For those who do not know, it allows adoptive families to claim a tax credit (of up to $11,650 for 2008) of qualified adoption expenses. This is HUGE! This enables many adoptive families, us included, to afford adoption. Since we have at least two more adoptions to fund (or 15 if you ask Melodie), this tax credit keeps Holden from being 20 years old before he has a sibling.
The tax credit is only a temporary credit, which expires December 31, 2010. There is a proposed bill, The Adoption Tax Relief Guarantee Act of 2009, H.R. 213, that will extend the tax credit. I know, how cool is that, right? Since you are as excited about adoption tax credits as I am, you can help us by writing or emailing your congressman and senators and ask them to vote for this bill. Click here to get more information or click on the button to the left.
I expect everyone to jump on board; even if you are not an adoptive family. This is an easy way for you to support adoption without having to give any money or much time.
Do it for Holden. (how is that for a guilt trip)


Melodie said...

whoa whoa whoa! at least 2 more?? we have agreed on 4 children. not 3 and not 16. aren't you funny babe!

Promoting OK adoption said...

I am cracking up! I wish I read this BEFORE the zoo trip! I am wondering if I made you reconsider your count at all? Sorry to be so crazy, but it just happens with toddlers! We HAD SO MUCH FUN! Hope you did too.

Okay, so glad you all looked at this! I had no idea this was only temporary and was set to expire in a year and a half! Thanks for bringing it to my attention! We're going to have to blog about it on the POA blog! Can I share your find there?

Thanks for sharing your day! We sure enjoy hanging out with you!

And, BTW, I can't believe Jeremy blogged! AWESOME job! Wish Blake would, he's much better at writing than I!

Melodie said...

no no no Molly. your family is so much fun. not reconsidering my count AT ALL. :) loved our time at the zoo!
yeah, i didn't realize it was temp until i read it on another blog. Jeremy said i should post and i just mentioned that maybe he could. lo and behold, he did. so yes, put it on POA.
hopefully we can get this extended, so we can fund our future adoptions. :) i know God will provide. but that tax credit He has provided is NICE.

The Myers said...

Great to hear from you Jeremy. You should post more often. :) Of course we will support y'all and this amazing opportunity. I just e-mailed our U.S. Representative. Love y'all.