Dear Friends and Family,
Perhaps you haven't heard or weren't aware that the federal government gives tax relief to adopting families. This money is extremely important to many families as most would not be able to afford international adoption without it.
In December 2010, this tax relief is due to expire. What does this mean? It means that a lot of families will no longer be able to consider international adoption, and that the 143 million orphans that are waiting will continue to wait longer. And more orphans will never have homes because of the high costs of bringing them home.
What can you do? You can write to your senators and representatives today. I just wrote a short note to Congresswoman Miller and Senator Levin and it's easy: just click on the black icon to the right, find your reps., and you can even use the wording that I've included below if you're not sure what to write.
Please take the time to do this. You've all seen what a blessing our kids have been to us and to you, and this tax relief has helped us immensely, as well as thousands of other families.
I would like to take this opportunity to ask that you support The Adoption Tax Relief Guarantee 2009, H.R. 213. International adoption is very expensive and most families are not able to afford this without the tax relief. There are over 43 million orphans around the world, and so many of us want to bring them home so that they have a family, quality health care, food, and love.