Wednesday, March 31, 2010

5 Mom's - 20 Adopted Children - 8 with HIV

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." - James 1:27
One of God's greatest gifts to the world are Mom's!
Meet Cindy Allen, Traci Hiem, Diana Lewis, Carolyn Twietmeyer and Bridget McDonough Kocis who together are responsible for bringing 20 Orphans (8 with HIV) home to thier loving arms.
Praise God!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Adoption Tax Credit Extended thru 2011

The Adoption Tax Credit, which was scheduled to expire in 2010, has been extended for one year, through 2011.

The Adoption Tax Credit will see several positive adjustments, as confirmed by Joint Council on International Adoption Services: The maximum credit will increased from $12,150 to $13,170.

The Adoption Tax Credit is now retroactive to January 1, 2009. This represents a potential increase of $1,000 for adoptive families.

The Adoption Tax Cred was made refundable. If a family has no tax liability, the IRS will refund the amount due. Please consult a tax professional for all of your tax questions.

The extension of the Adoption Tax Credit through 2011, was passed as part of the health care reform bill which was signed into law by President Obama on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Home Study Approved!

We have been approved by our social worker to adopt our 4 girls! The homestudy has been typed and was sent to the state for approval.