Adoption Tax Credit

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The Adoption Tax Credit has been made permanent! There are a few new interesting details about the tax credit, however.

  • The Adoption Tax Credit allows families to reduce their tax liability (i.e., the amount you owe in taxes), over a total of six years: the original year of the adoption, and the following five years, if a family do not use the entirety of the credit in the first tax year.
  • The credit amount which is available to families will depend on a number of factors, primarily the amount of their "qualified" adoption expenses and a family's individual income.
  • The Adoption Tax Credit amount is $13,400 for 2015. The income phase out range is $ 201,010 - $241,010.

  • The Adoption Tax Credit is, at this time, no longer refundable. This means that you cannot get more money "back" than you owe into the tax system in the first place. The tax credit was refundable only in 2010 and 2011.


For more information, see the FAQ page from Save the Adoption Tax Credit and our sponsor Bills Tax Service of Centralia's Facebook Page.

  • Reliability and Testing

As part of our commitment to providing accurate information, we put adoption grant organizations through a series of tests to determine whether they belong in our database or on the "Don't Bother List."

One of the key components to the success of our research is our membership in GuideStar. GuideStar is an organization which gathers and publishes information about nonprofit organizations. Their reach is far and wide and their database is broad and deep. With this tool, we regularly investigate nonprofit organizations filings with the IRS to help us determine if the organization is legitimate or not. When we uncover inconsistencies, we make this information available to you.

Our tests:

  • Transparency – Can we see clearly into their financial records?
  • Accountability – Are they accountable to other similar organizations in the industry?
  • Contactability – How easy or difficult is it to make contact with a real person?
  • Verifiability – Are who they say they are and they have actually helped others?
  • Reliability – Do they have any ratings, status or complaints with the Better Business Bureau or other 'watch dog' type groups?
  • Reputation – Are they in good standing with the IRS? 
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Disclaimer strives to provide adoptive families with the most accurate and current information about adoption financing options. Every effort has been made to compile a resource guide that is relevant to adoptive families by conducting research and regularly updating our database. Despite our best efforts, some information may have changed after the printing of this material. is not able to endorse any of the adoption financing options listed in this resource guide. Adoptive families are ultimately responsible for the information they choose to use and for the personal information they choose to share with the organizations listed in this guide. We hope and pray this information will be a helpful tool to families as they explore the many adoption financing options and sincerely hope to help make more adoption dreams come true!

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