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Adoption Tax Credit 2016

The IRS recently announced that the maximum adoption tax credit for 2016 will be $13,460.00. The adoption tax credit, established in 1997, has helped multiple thousands of families afford to adopt. Remember that a tax credit is different from a tax deduction–it’s better. A credit is an amount that is subtracted from the adopting parents’ […]

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5 Unique Adoption Fundraising Ideas

We all know one of the biggest concerns for many prospective adoptive parents is cost. It’s also the biggest hindrance and the reason many people don’t even consider adopting. There are many ways adoptive parents can fund their adoption, such as grants and savings accounts. Finding the money to fund your adoption doesn’t always have […]

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What To Do If You’re Referred Child Has A Medical Issue?

As parents, of course we naturally want our children to be healthy. More often than before, children adopted through international adoption, however, will come into your home with some medical problems ranging from the easily correctable to lifelong disabilities. If you’re referred a child with a medical issue, determining whether to accept the referral is […]

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Update: Hodum Family Adopts a Taiwan Sibling Group

We loved hearing from Emily Hodum about the family’s recent adoption! Read our interview here. Tell me a little about your adoption story. What was the process like? What led you to adoption? I (Emily) went on a mission trip in 2011 to Bulgaria. This was the most life-changing experience I have ever had.  During […]

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Different Types of Adoption

When prospective adoptive parents begin their adoption journey, they typically research the various types of adoption. Adoption agencies, attorneys, foster care, open, closed, domestic, international. The list can be long and confusing! We’ve discussed these many options with adoptive families, as well as those curious about adoption in general. To help you understand the different […]

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ACCU Adoption Advocate Heads to Washington D.C. to Accept Adoption Hall of Fame Award

We would like to wish Mendell L. Thompson, president and CEO of America’s Christian Credit Union, a huge congratulations on his induction to the National Council for Adoption’s Adoption Hall of Fame. The ACCU believes that adoption is the heart of the gospel, and we are so proud that Mendell Thompson is once again being […]

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