Adoption Tax Credit

The adoption tax credit is available to families who adopt through foster care, private domestic adoption, and intercountry adoption. For 2017, adoptive families may claim a credit of up to $13,750 in qualified adoption expenses. Families who adopt a child from foster care whom the state has determined has special needs may claim the maximum credit even if they have no qualified expenses. Families who make more than $201,920 annually may only claim a partial credit, and no credit can be claimed by families making more than $241,920. The amount of the credit a family can actually receive depends on their income and federal income tax liability. For more information about the Adoption Tax Credit, please check with your accountant for up-to date information or visit   

Books for Parents

General Adoption: Adopted for Life by Russell D. Moore  

Infertility: Inconceivable – Finding Peace In The Midst of Infertility by Shannon Woodward   

Attachment, Bonding, and Parenting: The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis The Attachment Parenting Book by Dr. William Sears   

Open Adoption: The Open Hearted Way to Open Adoption by Lori Holden with Crystal Hass   

Transracial Adoption: Inside Transracial Adoption by Gail Steingberg and Beth Hall    


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