• Adoption tax credit restored to GOP proposal after outcry

    Adoption tax credit restored to GOP proposal after outcry

    • Nov 10, 2017

    The adoption tax credit has been restored to the congressional tax plan, where it had originally been left out. Advocates for the credit argue that it helps defray the high costs of adoption, which might prevent children otherwise eligible for adoption from finding families.

  • Adoption tax credit is critical – don’t cut it, says law’s original author

    Adoption tax credit is critical – don’t cut it, says law’s original author

    • Nov 8, 2017

    Congressman Chris Smith is fighting a plan to repeal a refundable adoption credit he introduced to Congress in 1990. The legislation was reintroduced in the following years, and eventually become law, with bipartisan support, in 1996. “Every child deserves a loving family – and it is incumbent on us to assist those parents who seek to build their families through adoption,” Smith said.

  • Adoption tax credit part of ‘preferential policy for life,’ Congressman says

    Adoption tax credit part of ‘preferential policy for life,’ Congressman says

    • Nov 5, 2017

    “The adoption tax credit is a clear and legitimate statement by the government that we have a preferential policy for life,” Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-Ne) said, speaking in opposition to its removal in the Republicans’ tax proposal. “We are vigorously making the case of its inclusion in the tax package. This is a real time, real life policy that works.”

  • Why women aren’t choosing adoption – and how pro-lifers can change that

    Why women aren’t choosing adoption – and how pro-lifers can change that

    • May 31, 2017

    There are almost 112,000 children waiting to be adopted in the foster care system, the average wait time being 31.8 months. Around 55 percent of the children have been placed with families three or more times. The Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C. hosted a three-part panel series on adoption on May 8, May 15, and May 22. The goal was to discuss how the pro-life movement can create a “radical culture of hospitality” for those facing a crisis pregnancy, and for their children.