What is the vision for the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act?
Our vision is a world in which every child has the love and security of a permanent family.
What does this legislation do?
This legislation will make the current adoption tax credit fully refundable to help make adoption a supported option for more families! This legislation will make the current adoption tax credit fully refundable, removing income barriers to adoption for low and middle-income families, which represent the majority of families who adopt from the foster care system. Every year, more than 20,000 youth age out of the foster care system. We believe this bill can help to change that, bringing more vulnerable children and youth into permanent, loving families.
Who supports this legislation?
Thank you, Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL), Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), and Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) for sponsoring H.R. 3031 to reintroduce the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act.
How can I help support this legislation?
According to the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group:
“Here is what you and your organization can do to turn this bill into a reality for children and families:
Encourage your lawmakers to support the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2021. Find your Member of Congress by clicking here.
Spread the word and share the press release however you can (social media, newsletters, etc.). Encourage every to contact their members of Congress today to ask them to cosponsor the bill. Check out the ATCWG social media posts here and here.
Tweet your own messages and retweet the ones we will be providing (@AdoptTaxCredit). Tag your Members of Congress.
It’s particularly important to reach out to Members of the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways & Means Committee.”
Are there other resources regarding the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act?
You can find out more information here: