A few weeks back, my friend Holly, another Lighthouse "Grad" posted this link on Facebook. Click me!
In a nutshell, there is some talk in Congress of severely limiting the current tax credits available for adoption. This plan would take the credit down from approximately $12K now to $5 after 2010. YIPES! The link walks you through a suggested call to action. It's simple, really - send a note to your Senators and Representatives. They even practically write the letter FOR you!
I know I am preaching to the choir to a majority of the people who read my blog. But for those of you who haven't adopted (or haven't adopted YET!) you may not be aware that most families/people that adopt honestly spend around $50K. Yes, you read that right. FIVE OH THOUSAND $$. Reducing this tax credit will knock out a LOT of families who could adopt children in the future.
Seriously. Look at this face and think about having to say NO because you simply can't afford it. I sent my letters this weekend, complete with picture.
3 days ago