In April, Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2015 (S. 950) which would make the current adoption tax credit fully refundable. In May, Representatives Black (R-TN), Davis (D-IL), McDermott (D-WA), and Franks (R-AZ) introduced the House companion bill. It is also called the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act (H.R. 2434).

Making the tax credit fully refundable will ensure that more families and children will benefit. Right now, many adopting families do not have enough income to benefit from the credit at all.

Encouraging your Senators and Representative to sign on to the bill will be the best way to show support for the adoption tax credit and prevent it from being eliminated in any comprehensive tax reform that moves forward.

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