Pregnant or Parenting: 5 Questions You MUST Ask an Adoption Lawyer

Are you pregnant and considering adoption? Are you an adoptive parent looking to start an adoption journey?  If the answer to either of those questions is yes, you will need an adoption lawyer. Why Do I Need to Consult an Adoption Attorney? Although many adoptions go through seamlessly, others hit a…

Navigating the Cost of Adoption

Navigating the Cost of Adoption Adoption costs in the U.S. vary widely and can cost anywhere from $0 to $50,000 or more, depending on the type of adoption.  Money to help defray the cost of adoption is available from both governmental and private-sector sources. These are the major ones: Federal…

APPLYING FOR A PASSPORT FOR A CHILD TO BE ADOPTED

APPLYING FOR A PASSPORT FOR A CHILD TO BE ADOPTED Sometimes the adoptive family may need to travel internationally before the adoption is finalized and before an amended birth certificate is issued after the finalization of the adoption. In Florida, to obtain a passport before finalization, you will need: A…
Adoption Tax Credit

IRS Audits of Adoption Tax Credits

IRS AUDITS OF ADOPTION TAX CREDIT  The Adoption Tax Credit was created by Congress in 1996 to encourage adoption by helping offset the costs. This laudable objective is being destabilized according to a report released by Fox News that 70% of taxpayers claiming the adoption tax credit were audited by…

FLORIDA ADOPTION LAWYER – JEANNE T. TATE – RECOGNIZED AS TOP 10 LAWYER

FLORIDA ADOPTION LAWYER – JEANNE T. TATE – RECOGNIZED AS TOP 10 LAWYER Law Office(s) of Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. Jul 25, 2022, 11:17 ET TAMPA, Fla., July 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Law Office, P.A. of Jeanne T. Tate is honored to announce that its managing partner has been…
Moore to Love: An Adoption Podcast

Adopting A Financial Plan For Your Family’s Future

How much will adoption cost? When is the first payment due? What happens to our money if the adoption falls through? Questions like these can cause financial anxiety for so many families that are looking to adopt. But how do you face this stress head-on without falling prey to financial…
Moore to Love: An Adoption Podcast

A Sense of Self: A Candid Conversation with a Transracial Adoptee

Navigating life as an adoptee can be confusing and difficult, especially when your feelings stay bottled up to protect the ones you love the most. As a black adoptee growing up with a white family, Kyle experienced a wide range of emotions that he kept locked inside. Kyle shares his…
Moore to Love: An Adoption Podcast

What You Wish You Knew Before Your Adoption

Adopting for the first time can be like navigating uncharted waters if you don’t have the right guide. Often times, prospective adoptive parents don’t know the “right” questions to ask or how to properly prepare for what happens next after bringing their child home. Guest Paige Knipfer is the owner…
Moore to Love: An Adoption Podcast

Adopting a Different Perspective: Thriving as an Adoptee

Trauma. Primal Wounds. Feelings. Adoptee Experiences. Curiosity about these factors led adoptee, Simon Benn, to explore the intricacies of being adopted in today’s Primal Wound society. In this episode of Moore to Love: An Adoption Podcast, Nicole and Simon dig deep and speak about Simon’s experience and perspective as a…
Adoption Tax Credit

Claim Your Adoption Tax Credits

Claim your adoption, child, and stimulus tax credits in 2022.  If your family finalized an adoption in 2021, Heart of Adoptions Alliance has great ways to find financial relief. When visiting with your accountant or tax preparer, ask about the Federal Adoption Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Stimulus Tax Credits. You…