Save the Adoption Tax Credit

Save the Adoption Tax Credit

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Tax Credit UPDATE: There is now a Senate companion bill (to H.R. 4373). On Friday the bill S.3616 was introduced. This bill would make the Adoption Tax Credit permanent and refundable. WE WANT THIS TO HAPPEN
It’s “push time” people. These bills needs cosponsors, so please ask your Representative to co-sponsor HR 4373 and both your Senators to co-sponsor S 3616. The more support these bills have-meaning the more members of Congress hear from their constituents and understand the importance of extending the adoption tax credit and making it refundable-the better chance that a refundable adoption tax credit will be included in the final tax package agreed upon by Congress.

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Somewhere Between

Somewhere Between

I wanted to share this link about a new movie that I thought might be of interest.

About the Film

Short Synopsis

In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Linda Goldstein Knowlton (THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SESAME STREET) has created a deeply moving documentary illustrating that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable. Of the roughly 80,000 girls who have been adopted from China since 1989—a decade after China implemented its One Child Policy—the film intimately follows four teenagers: Haley, Jenna, Ann, and Fang. These four wise-beyond-their-years, yet typical American teens, reveal a heartbreaking sense of self-awareness as they attempt to answer the uniquely human question, “Who am I?” They meet and bond with other adoptees, some journey back to China to reconnect with the culture, and some reach out to the orphaned girls left behind. In their own ways, all attempt to make sense of their complex identities. Issues of belonging, race, and gender are brought to life through these articulate subjects, who approach life with honesty and open hearts.  Click here for the website

Adopted: The Identity Project

Adopted: The Identity Project

A new online seminar by Adoption Learning Partners:  Click here for more info

Real People. Real Stories. Real Insight For Parents.

This course guides parents through a series of adoptee stories giving a unique view into the hearts, minds and souls of the adopted person experience.  Discussions involve unresolved questions surrounding their birth family, the decision to place them for adoption and how much of who they are is related to their DNA vs. their upbringing. These stories are supported with clinical insights from our expert offering practical tips for parents to use with their own family.

  • Adult adoptees reflect on their experiences as children and teens
  • Invaluable insights into what their child may be feeling
  • Practical tips from our experts for parents to use with their own family