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Save the Adoption Tax Credit!!

Save the Adoption Tax Credit

Due to the importance of the issue and how strongly ABSA feels about saving the Adoption Tax Credit, we are sharing this information sent from the North American Council on Adoptable Children.

Let Your Members of Congress Know How Much the Adoption Tax Credit Matters to You!

As many of you know, the adoption tax credit (ATC) is vulnerable and may be eliminated as part of tax reform – and we need your help to save it! Join us as we work to keep pressure on Congress to save the credit that makes it possible for all families to adopt.

Help us by sharing your story and creating a surround sound of voices defending the credit and asking that it be made refundable.

Now is the time for you to tell your story, and let your legislators know what the adoption tax credit has meant for you and your family. Your voice matters. Legislators will only #SaveTheATC if they understand the real-world impact and feel that their constituents support it.

Here are 8 easy steps to share your story by video directly with your Members of Congress! 

1. Click here to acces our easy-to-use video widget. Using your phone or computer with a camera:

2. Click Send Video. A new window will pop up — click Make a Video.

3. The camera will turn on, and you're ready to record! Click the red button to start recording. Tell your story of how the adoption tax credit helped you build your family. If you were only able to benefit because it was refundable, say that too!

4. When you're done telling your story, click the red button again to stop recording.

5. Review your video to make sure it's what you want, and re-record if you want to make any changes.

6. Click Send Video Message and you're done!

7. Enter your info or log in with Facebook – it will ask you if your zip code is correct. Click confirm to send the message to your Members of Congress!

8. Click the Facebook and Twitter buttons to share immediately with others and encourage them to take action too!

Don’t stop there! Once you’ve recorded your story, make sure to share it on Facebook and Twitter! Here are some sample tweets and posts. If refundability was important to your being able to use the credit, please mention that too. (Click here to find the Twitter handle for each member of Congress.)


Sample Tweets

The adoption tax credit made adoption possible for me and my family. Watch my story here [LINK] #SavetheATC #taxreform 

@(your Member of Congress) Without the adoption tax credit, I wouldn't have been able to afford adoption. My story here [LINK] #SavetheATC #taxreform

For me and thousands of families, the adoption tax credit made adoption possible. Watch my story here [LINK] #SavetheATC #taxreform


Sample Facebook Post 

Without the adoption tax credit, I would not have been able to bring home my child[ren]. Watch my story here! [LINK]. Please join me and tell Congress we must save this credit! #SavetheATC #taxreform

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