During the week of September 27, 2010 the IRS released guidance stating that adoption tax credit amounts carried forward from previous years are also refundable, so even parents who adopted as long ago as 2005 can benefit from the new law. These changes mean that if you adopted a foster child between 2005 and 2010 and [...]
From the Child Welfare Information Gateway: Adoption expenses vary depending on the type of adoption. Adoptive families can educate themselves on what is included in the costs of adoption and the types of financial assistance that may be available to them. Click here to find resources related to adoption fees, costs, grants, loans, and adoption expenses. [...]
One of the saddest – and most controversial – occurrences in the world of adoption is when adoptive parents feel compelled to disrupt or dissolve an adoption.
A personal account of one family’s experience in applying for Adoption Subsidy retroactively.
Provides overview of federal adoption subsidy program.
The children and families of Missouri won a great victory on May 1, 2006. The attached editorial gives new insite into the case and the Missouri Attorney General’s opposition to the original law.
Previous to the Automatic Citizenship Act of 2000, any child who entered the U.S.through an international adoption is not an American citizen until the family applies to naturalize the child. This is very important to do!! Like us, you have undoubtedly heard stories about international adoptees who never became naturalized citizens; turned 18; were involved in criminal [...]
This updated (February 2007)PDF document lists some commonly asked questions about adoption, legal guardianship and permanent custody and provides answers as they apply to each category.
In a March 23, 2006 opinion piece by columnist Ellen Goodman, she states: “We all talk about “the best interest of the child.” What makes up that interest? On my list are attention, love, security, humor and a besotted family racing to keep one step ahead of an active toddler. Of course, a little bias [...]
In January 2010, North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC,) released a series of state-by-state adoption fact sheets (based primarily on 2007 AFCARS data). Designed to be a tool for local adoption advocates, each sheet highlights the number of waiting children, number of children adopted, race and ethnic background of waiting children, data on who [...]