Friday, March 23, 2012

5 Minutes + $.00 = Big Impact

Wanna do something HUGE to help thousands of families afford adoption? It’ll take five minutes of your time. And it won’t cost you a penny. Seriously.

Are you in?

Then help Give1Save1 get the Adoption Tax Credit extended! For adoptions finalized in 2012 and before, the US Government was actually a big help to adopting families. Many families were eligible for around $12,000 in tax assistance to offset the immense costs of adoption. While Obama’s healthcare reform extended and enhanced the Adoption Tax Credit, it is set to be dramatically reduced for adoptions finalized in 2013 and beyond.

American World Adoption has put together a convenient advocacy kit; please click here. The article includes links to contact your local lawmakers, and it includes links to sample phone scripts and letters to email to your representatives. For more information about the Adoption Tax Credit, click here.

Seriously, contacting Congress will take just five minutes of your time. I did it, and I even got lovely emails back from some of them! This is a bipartisan issue we can all band together to support. Thousands of families, including the wonderful people we meet each week on Give1Save1, are depending on this tax incentive to help make adoption possible. More than that, thousands of the world’s orphans are counting us to remove the hurdles that are blocking their futures.

Join us. Contact Congress. Spread the word.

(Can I get a "God Bless America?")


  1. Thank you for sharing this, Lindsay! I will be sending emails to local representatives this evening. Such an important credit.

  2. YAY!! Thank you!