The number one question about adoption is probably, “Where do I start?”
The number two question about adoption is probably, “What exactly is the Adoption Tax Credit?”
Interestingly enough, I can totally help with #1. All I can do for #2 is point to the few people who actually understand the Adoption Tax Credit.
Creating a Family has the best, most current information:
- 3/2/2012: Top Ten Tips For Filing For The Adoption Tax Credit To Avoid Delays
- 2/28/2012: Will The Adoption Tax Credit Expire In 2012?
- 12/13/2011: Adoption Tax Credit: Look Back At 2011, Look Forward To 2012
- 8/30/2011: The Future Of The Adoption Tax Credit In 2011, 2012, 2013, & Beyond
The North American Council on Adoptable Children has some very useful information, and is hosting a webinar on the Adoption Tax Credit on March 22.
The IRS has an Adoption Benefits FAQ. It’s a bit dense, but, you know, it’s the IRS, and ultimately, what they say, goes.
The future of the Adoption Tax Credit is up in the air. The National Council for Adoption provides an advocacy kit for those interested in ensuring that the Adoption Tax Credit remains robust.
Prior to 2010, the Adoption Tax Credit was not refundable. What does that mean? The best explanation of the Adoption Tax Credit prior to 2010 is in a discussion at Mothering.com.