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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Adoption Tax Credit Info

I've had lots of questions lately about the Adoption Tax Credit. It IS different than it used to be. The adoption tax credit has been extended until the end of 2011 and increased from $12,170 to $13,170 for adoptions occurring after January 1, 2010 (it’s retroactive). The credit is also now refundable. It used to just be a credit for whatever your tax liability was, but it seems than now you can apply the credit even if it's more than your liability, so you MAY be eligible to receive more than what you owe.
There's a great post about this (including the specific language of the bill) on the ABBA Fund's website, which you can visit HERE. I know I speak for myself and many of you when I say this is a great help! Talk with your tax person and maybe share this info with him/her. If you're able to get the full amount or even some of the money, what an awesome blessings and HELP it is in being able to adopt! :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Two Additional Situations

In addition to the ones posted yesterday, the agencies we work with are matching the following adoption situations:

Hispanic baby girl due in Sept. Agency fees are 28,500 plus 4K in assistance to mom.

Caucasian baby boy due WITHIN THE WEEK. Agency fees are 28,500 plus 6K in assistance to mom.

If you want more info about these situations or about the services Christian Adoption Consultants offers, email me anytime at karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com

Monday, June 21, 2010

Awesome Adoptive Families Article AND updated situations

Happy First Day of Summer! :)

We have subscribed to Adoptive Families magazine since before adopting Lily. It's such a great resource, and I highly recommend it to all my families! I found such a great article in this month's issue about trans-racial adoption - it was so personal to me. I've had many of these thoughts and experienced very similar things, and I'm sure many of you have, as well. HERE is the link, if you're interested. :)

We are working to match a few new situations with some of the agencies we work with. As always, these are just a few of the situations available for our clients. Contact me at karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com for more info!

African American baby girl due July 5 in UT Agency fees are 16K plus medical

African American/Caucasian baby girl due July 31 in UT Agency fees are 22,5K plus medical

African American baby boy due August 24 in UT Agency fees are 16K plus medical

African American baby girl due August 30 in UT Agency fees are 16K plus medical

Hispanic baby boy due June 26 in UT Agency fees are 30,5K plus medical

Caucasian baby unknown gender due in Sept. Agency fees are 28,5 plus 6K in expenses for mom

Caucasian/Hispanic baby unknown gender due in Nov. Agency fees are 28,5K plus 5K in expenses for mom

3/4 Hispanic, 1/4 Native American baby boy due August 28 in UT. Agency fees are 30K plus medical (5-7K) plus 3K ICWA legal fees