Daniel and I enjoyed five awesome years of marriage before welcoming children into our lives – Madeline born in 2008, Benjamin born in Ethiopia in 2009 and adopted in 2010, and Amelia born in 2012.
Our hearts are passionate about helping children in Ethiopia. In 2012 we partnered with Children’s HopeChest to find sponsors for 150 children living in a slum area near the Merkato in Addis Ababa.
THIS IS HUGE. If you have been thinking about adoption but holding back because of the cost, now is the time to do it! This was just announced:
There is good news for newly adoptive families from the health care bill that was signed into law on the 23rd. The adoption tax credit has been extended until the end of 2011 and increased from $12,170 to $13,170 for adoptions occurring after January 1, 2010 (it's retroactive). Even better, the credit is now refundable.
REFUNDABLE MEANS THAT YOU ACTUALLY GET PAID BACK BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FIRST $13,170 OF YOUR ADOPTION!!!!
This is such wonderful, amazing news. Many people have been praying for this. The adoption tax credit was scheduled to expire after 2010. Instead the government has chosen to INCREASE it and make it REFUNDABLE. Praise God!