Adoption Tax Credit Passes

The Joint Council on International Children’s Services released an update on the recent passing of the adoption tax credit: On January 1st the US House of Representatives passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act (full text) which includes a permanent extension of the adoption tax credit. As a more complete understanding of the law’s impact becomes available during this week, we will publish the details and specifics on how this impacts children, families and our Partner organizations.

This victory for children and families once again shows the need, value and strength of working as a united coalition. Our thanks go out to the more than 50 Joint Council Partners who engaged with us on the tax credit and helped make it happen.

Thank you to those members of Congress who championed the adoption tax credit and ensured that children and families will continue to benefit from this very important assistance.

Tom DiFilipo

President & CEO, Joint Council