TAXES

So you are so excited that you have successfully adopted in 2016 and would like to claim your child on your taxes and also get the adoption tax credit, but you do not have a SS # yet. What do … Continue reading

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APC-LI Meeting January 7, 2017

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36th Annual Adoptive Parents Committee Conference

  36th Annual Adoption Conference When Sunday November 20, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST Add to Calendar Where St. Francis College 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 Driving Directions There’s still time to register for the 36th … Continue reading

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The New York Times Open Adoption: Not So Simple Math

I WANTED my son to become the kind of person who appreciates the beauty of the world around him, so I smiled when, at 6, he asked to borrow my camera in case he saw “something beautiful.” We were taking … Continue reading

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Russia’s ban on American adoptions Possibly won’t go into effect until next year

By Will Englund, Thursday, January 10, 10:50 AM MOSCOW — As a new law banning adoptions by Americans galvanizes the flagging opposition here, the Kremlin suddenly announced Thursday evening that the measure would not go into effect for another year. The move … Continue reading

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Good News!! Adoption Tax Credit Permanent!!

The “Fiscal Cliff” bill has passed which includes making the adoption tax credit permanent. The adoption tax credit (2001) version is protected. Taxpayers that adopt children can receive a tax credit for qualified adoption expenses. A taxpayer may also exclude from … Continue reading

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AN ADOPTION LAW ONLY KING HEROD WOULD SIGN

By Victor Davidoff   Published: December 26, 2012 (Issue # 1741)   After the State Duma passed a bill banning adoptions by Americans, journalist Valery Panyushkin wrote on Facebook, “I know of only two organizations in the world that scare their enemies by harming their own children: … Continue reading

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Possible ban on Intercountry Adoption from Russia

As reported by the National Council for Adoption: Russian Parliament Proposes Ban in Retaliation for the Magnitsky Act; International Politicking Would Force Orphaned Children to Pay the Price December 18, 2012 – Alexandria, VA – Legislation has been introduced in … Continue reading

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New York State Should Fund Post Adoption Services

Post adoption services are needed for NYS most vulnerable children. While most children who joined their family by adoption do not need specialized post adoption services, many children who were abused, neglected, traumatized, or exposed to alcohol prenatally prior to … Continue reading

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Adoption Tax Credit Update

As it stands now, the Adoption Tax Credit is set to end for all adoptions, other than those involving a child with special needs, at the end of this year.  Many organizations are lobbying in favor of its extension, but … Continue reading

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