About Us

Save the Adoption Tax Credit is an effort of the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group—a collaboration of 139 adoption and child welfare organizations. The Adoption Tax Credit Working Group’s goal is an adoption tax credit that is:

  • Inclusive: Children, whether adopted from foster care, through intercountry adoption, or through private domestic adoption should be able to benefit from the adoption tax credit.
  • Permanent: The adoption tax credit should become a permanent part of the tax code to ensure continued support to those who bring children into families through adoption.
  • Refundable: The adoption tax credit should be refundable to ensure that families with moderate and lower incomes receive the full benefit of the credit.
  • Flat for Special Needs: All families who adopt a child with special needs should be eligible for a “flat” tax credit, meaning they can claim the maximum credit without documenting expenses. This distinction, which is already in current law, recognizes the fact that many of the expenses associated with adopting children with special needs show up after an adoption is finalized.

If your organization agrees with our mission and goals and would like to join the working group, please e-mail Shari Cohey at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Individuals who want to get involved should join us on Facebook.

The Adoption Tax Credit Working Group’s Executive Committee 

Other Members of the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group

  • AASK – Adopt A Special Kid
  • About A Child
  • Across The World Adoptions
  • ACT (Adoption in Child Time)
  • AdoptFund, Inc.
  • Adoption & Beyond, Inc.
  • Adoption Advocates International
  • Adoption ARK, Inc.
  • Adoption Associates, Inc.
  • The Adoption Consultancy
  • The Adoption Exchange
  • The Adoption Lantern
  • Adoption Learning Partners
  • Adoption Law Group
  • Adoption STAR
  • Adoption Today
  • Adoptions Together
  • Adoptive Families magazine
  • Adoptive Parents Committee Inc.
  • Agape Adoptions
  • Alabama Foster & Adoptive Parent Association
  • All Blessings International, Inc.
  • All God’s Children International
  • Alpine Adoption, Inc.
  • Amara
  • American Adoptions
  • Americans for International Aid and Adoption
  • Angels’ Haven Outreach
  • Ashcraft Franklin Young & Peters, LLP
  • Baker Victory Services
  • Bal Jagat – Children’s World Inc.
  • The Barker Foundation
  • Bay Area Adoption Services
  • Beacon House Adoption Services, Inc.
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Broward Foster & Adoptive Parent Association
  • Buckner International
  • Caring for Kids, Inc.
  • Carolina Adoption Services, Inc.
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge
  • Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
  • Children at Heart Adoption Services, Inc.
  • Children’s Home Society & Family Services
  • Children’s Hope International
  • Children’s House International
  • A Chosen Child Adoption Services
  • Christian Adoption Services, Inc.
  • Christian Family Services of the Midwest, Inc.
  • Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents
  • The Cradle
  • Creating a Family
  • Crossroads Adoption Services
  • Dillon International, Inc.
  • Dillon Southwest
  • European Adoption Consultants, Inc.
  • European Children Adoption Services
  • Faith International Adoptions
  • Families Like Ours, Inc.
  • Families for Private Adoption
  • Families Thru International Adoption
  • Family & Youth Initiative
  • Family Connections Christian Adoptions
  • Family Enrichment Center
  • Family Equality Council
  • Family Focus Adoption Services
  • Family Resource Center
  • Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association
  • Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc.
  • Foster Family-based Treatment Association
  • Foster Parents Association of Washington State
  • Fostering Families Today
  • Friends in Adoption
  • Generations Adoptions
  • Georgia Association of Licensed Adoption Agencies
  • Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers
  • Gladney Center for Adoption
  • Global Adoption Services
  • Golden Cradle Adoption Services
  • Michael S. Goldstein, Esq., LCSW
  • Helpusadopt.org
  • Holt International Children’s Services
  • Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc.
  • Idaho Foster and Adoptive Parents Association
  • Illien Adoptions International, Inc.
  • Independent Adoption Center
  • Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association
  • Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO)
  • Journeys of the Heart Adoption Services
  • La Vida International
  • Law Office of Barbara Thornell Ginn
  • Lifeline Children’s Services
  • Lifesong for Orphans
  • Lutheran Services in America
  • Lutheran Social Services of New England
  • Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan
  • Michigan Association for Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Parents
  • Minnesota Foster Care Association
  • Miriam’s Promise
  • MLJ Adoptions
  • My Adoption Advisor, LLC
  • National Center for Adoption Law and Policy
  • National Down Syndrome Adoption Network
  • National Foster Parent Association
  • Nebraska Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
  • New Beginnings International Children’s and Family Services
  • New Hope for Children
  • New York State Citizens’ Coalition for Children
  • One Church One Child of North/North Central Texas, Inc.
  • Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center
  • Pact, An Adoption Alliance
  • Partners for Adoption
  • Pinellas County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
  • Project 1.27
  • Sierra Forever Families
  • The Sparrow Fund
  • Spence-Chapin
  • Spirit of Faith Adoptions
  • SPOON Foundation
  • Sunny Ridge Family Center
  • RainbowKids.com Adoption Advocacy
  • A Red Thread Adoption Services, Inc.
  • Resources4adoption.com
  • The Sylvia Thomas Center for Adoptive and Foster Families
  • Texas Foster Family Association
  • Three Rivers Adoption Council
  • Together as Adoptive Parents, Inc.
  • Tuscarawas County Job and Family Services
  • USAdopt, LLC
  • Villa Hope
  • WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents
  • Welcome House Adoption Program of Pearl S. Buck International
  • Wide Horizons For Children
  • Youth Villages
  • Youthville