You can help us!

"What can we do to help?" 

We're so happy to have shared our news with you. We are overwhelmed with the support we've received and are so happy to share this with you all. Many of you has asked what you can do to help, and there is something you can do right now!

The Adoption Tax Credit is a federal tax break that reimburses families for $12,000 towards the cost of adoption. Adoptions are a costly endeavor (ours will be $30-40,000) so for lots of folks, this tax credit is a real lifeline and makes adoption possible. Unfortunately, 2010 is the last year of the current program, and adoptions must be completed this year to take advantage of this. Unless the government starts moving at the speed of light (as unlikely as pigs flying) our adoption will not be completed by 2010.

But we still have a little hope- two bills in the House and Senate – H.R. 213 and S2816 – will reinstate the credit if passed. Here's where you come in! Please take a few minutes to help children and families like ours, by contacting your Senators and Congressmen and let them know that you support these bills.
E-mail or phone calls are the best way to let our reps know that you support the bill. And we'll even help you get started.

Hey you, look here

  1. Copy this letter of support from this site: http://tinyurl.com/yeas3v4 
  2. Find your representatives at this site: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/
  3. For each representative: paste in the pre-written letter, edit the letter to add your name (both in the first sentence, and the sign-off!), and click send
  4. Done! 
You know we love you. And thanks for taking time to help us out! For more information on the cost of adoption, see "Is Adoption Expensive?"

Scott & Kris

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