Senate Adoption Tax Credit Bill Is Introduced

On September 21, Senators Landrieu (D-LA), Blunt (R-MO), Hutchison (R-TX), and Cardin (D-MD) introduced S. 3616. The bill meets all of the goals of the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group to make the adoption tax credit inclusive, flat for special needs adoptions, refundable, and permanent.

In November, Senators Hoeven (R-ND), Mikulski (D-MD) and Wyden (D-OR) became co-sponsors.

We encourage everyone to contact their two U.S. Senators to ask them to become co-sponsors of this bipartisan bill. (Here’s a sample e-mail with information you could also use if you call.) You can find your Senators and their contact information at  If you’re from Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, or Missouri, be sure to thank the Senators above for their leadership.

Please note that this is the only bill currently pending in the Senate that would make the adoption credit refundable, and a refundable credit would be accessible to more families and children.

Senator Landrieu explained her support of this legislation: “For families who have generously opened their hearts and homes to a child, the Adoption Tax Credit gives them important assistance along the journey. My husband and I are blessed with two precious, adopted children, and I am hopeful that this credit will encourage others to consider enlarging their families through adoption. I am committed to extending the Adoption Tax Credit and look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support families who make the wonderful decision to adopt.” (Read more)

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