DRC Referral News!

We have exciting news from the DRC! Yesterday, we received two referrals! One referral was for a 4 year old girl, and the other referral was for a 6 year old boy! Both children are healthy and the family is very excited to bring them home!

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Ghana Referral News

Yesterday, we received a referral for a set of twins (one boy, one girl) who are 15 months old! We’re so excited for this family!

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Ethiopia Adoption Video!

If you’re interested in adopting from Ethiopia, or any country in Africa, take a few minutes and watch this Ethiopia video. This is one of our families, and we’re so excited to share this video with you!

Click here to watch the video!

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The Stork has Landed at Great Wall!

Yesterday we received 6 referrals for families whose dossiers were logged in on August 29, 2006. This referral group included 6 girls whose ages ranged from 8 months to 20 months. Children in this referral group were from the Fujian and Jiangxi provinces. Congratulations to all of these families!

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MORE DRC Referral News!

We have more DRC referral news! Last Friday, we received a referral for an 18 month old little boy in the DRC. We are so excited for this family, and so happy our DRC program is moving along!

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DRC Referral News

Exciting news today from the DRC! We received a referral for a 3 month old baby boy that is HIV positive! We are thrilled for this little boy and his new adoptive parents!

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First Ever Uganda Referrals!

We’re excited to reveal that we just received our first Uganda referrals! One referral is for a 2 year old girl, and the other referral is gor a 1 year old boy. Both children are absolutely adorable and we couldn’t be more excited for this family!

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Ethiopia Updates

Exciting news from Ethiopia! This week we received two referrals: one for a 3 month old baby girl and another referral for a beautiful 7 year old girl! So excited!

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Location for our 2012 Beyond Borders Conference Announced!

We are so excited to announce our location for this year’s Beyond Borders Conference!

This year, our conference will be at Moody Gardens, on Galveston Island, Texas. For more information on the conference, please visit our conference site.

This year’s BBC will be held on September 29, 2012! A change for 2012: our conference will only take place on Saturday, leaving Sunday open for you and your family to fully explore Galveston Island and Moody Gardens before heading home! Moody Gardens is full of fun activities to do as a family, so be sure and check out all of the hotel information here!

We look forward to seeing all of you this year! Help us make 2012 better than 2011!

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We Need You to Advocate for the Adoption Tax Credit!

What is the adoption tax credit?

The adoption tax credit, which can be claimed for eligible adoption-related expenses, has helped thousands of American families offset the high cost of adoption since the credit was established in 1997. It has made adoption a financially viable option for many parents who might not otherwise have been able to afford adoption, allowing them to provide children with loving, permanent families. With over 100,000 children in the U.S. foster care system currently eligible for adoption, and an ever increasing number of orphaned and abandoned children worldwide languishing in institutions, the continuation of the adoption tax credit is vital to providing love, safety, and permanency through adoption to as many children as possible.

History of the Adoption Tax Credit

  • The adoption tax credit has historically been a non-partisan issue, and is supported by the current administration as well as a majority of members of Congress.
  • Although several different bills have been introduced to establish the adoption tax credit and make it a permanent part of the U.S. tax code, Congress has never passed legislation specific to the credit itself. Instead, the adoption tax credit has been extended every year since its initial passage as part of the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996.
  • In December 2010, the Tax Relief Act extended the adoption tax credit through tax year 2012; for this year, the credit is once again nonrefundable.
  • The current adoption tax credit is set to sunset on December 31, 2012. If it is allowed to expire, after tax year 2012 the adoption tax credit will revert back to a maximum tax credit of $6,000 for parents adopting children with special needs, and there will be no adoption tax credit available for all other adoptive parents beginning in tax year 2013.

For the full Adoption Tax Credit Advocacy Kit, click here.

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