Adoption Tax Credits

Please Act Today


Save the adoption tax credit is the effort of a national collaboration of organizations and people like you that have united to support the cause of adoption by advocating for the adoption tax credit.

While we all know that the adoption tax credit is a great help in finding children forever families and make adoption affordable for all, If Congress does not act, the tax credit as we know it will expire on December 31, 2012. As the law currently stands, the adoption credit is not refundable for 2012 as it was in 2010 and 2011.


On Friday, September 21, bills were introduced to both the House (HR 4373) and the Senate (S 3616) that could potentially accomplish the goal of an adoption tax credit that is inclusive, flat for special needs adoptions, refundable and permanent.

We need your help to show members of Congress that refundability helps foster care adoption and lower middle income tax filers. One of the most effective ways is to contact your Representative and two U.S. Senators to express your personal story of how refundability affects your adoption story.

(Click here to see if your Representative is already a cosponsor)


How Do I Know Who to Contact?

To find your Representative, go to:

To find your Senators, go to:

If you are planning to call, you can call the Capitol Operator at (202) 224-3121. One you reach the Senator’s office, ask to speak with the legislative assistant who deals with the adoption or tax issues. (You will have to call back to reach the second Senator and Representative.)

What Should I Say?

To help you, The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) has provided: a fact sheet on the tax credit as well as a sample letter that can be used as a guide when emailing or calling your Senators. 

We highly encourage you to share this announcement with other adoption advocates. The continuation of the adoption tax credit is vital to providing love, safety, and permanency to as many children as possible.

We hope you will join us in our advocacy efforts.


The National Adoption Center