In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Call In Day

Please, please take a few minutes today to call your representative in D.C. and urge them to co-sponsor the bipartisan bill H.R. 4373 - Making Adoption Affordable Act. This is only going to extend the current amount of tax credit that is currently available to those who adopt. If it expires this year, as it is scheduled to do so, it will only make adoption less affordable and leave more children, in the U.S. and over seas, without families.  If you wondering the statistics of it, right now it costs about $25,000 to $45,000 to adopt one child internationally and the tax credit is $11,000; so it makes a big difference in the end cost of an adoption. 

Even if it doesn't effect you right now, it very well may directly effect your friends or family in the future if the bill does not pass. If you don't know your representative's name, you can find it at  http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ and enter your zip code in the box. You then can reach your representative by calling the Capitol Operator at 202-225-3121. 

Thanks - do it for the kids like Selah that need a Daddy that can loan out his sun-glasses.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jenny, I called, and the folks here in the west coast office had NO idea what I was talking about! IMAGINE my surprise! But she took my message to pass along any way so hopefully it will do some good...Selah sure is a beauty. Shi