For 2011, the IRS was giving a tax credit dollar-for-dollar of up to approx. $13,000. For 2012, it is no longer a fully refundable tax credit, but only a "write-off" up to approx. $12,000 and for 2013... nothing. This is unacceptable given that the average adoption costs $25 - 35k.
I signed this petition. I also contacted my US Senators and Representative. I urge you to do the same. It can change the course of a child's life since this credit can make all the difference in a family's decision to adopt.