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Failed Adoption Tax Credits

Posted on: April 27th 2011

You may be eligible for tax credits for Qualified Adoption Expenses (QAE) if you attempted to adopt and haven’t finalized. Form 8839 provides instructions and helpful information on how to deal with these situations. Try these links for more information: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i8839.pdf and http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-10-66.pdf

Surrogate Income: Who’s holding it and who decides when to pay out

Posted on: April 25th 2011

The Surrogate’s entire body of payment and expected expenses should be held by a third party escrow company prior to signing the contract. Otherwise when it’s time for a payout, the money may not be available. They should have specific written instructions on when and how to disburse these funds to the surrogate. Most important, … Continue reading Surrogate Income: Who’s holding it and who decides when to pay out

National Infertility Awareness Week April 24-30th

Posted on: April 22nd 2011

Studies show that about 20% of couples experience infertility. The emotional, physical, and financial toll on these families leads to higher divorce rates for these couples. And women with infertility are at higher risk for depression. Sheryl Hoye, an LCSW and family therapist, recommends seeking support from friends and family, support groups and therapy. On … Continue reading National Infertility Awareness Week April 24-30th

Employer Assistance with Adoption Related Expenses

Many adopting clients discover that their employer(s) will assist them with some of their adoption related expenses (Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Tandy are notable examples). A majority of these plans provide coverage for attorney fees, reimbursement of medical expenses, and some even provide for travel expenses. A fairly comprehensive list of employers participating in adoption benefits … Continue reading Employer Assistance with Adoption Related Expenses

Adoption tax credits/special needs tax credits

Posted on: April 20th 2011

Adoption tax credits allow qualifying families to claim tax credits for adoption expenses, whether or not the adoption was successful, and if your child meets the state’s definition of “special needs child,” you may be eligible for additional credits. If you are a same sex family, each of you should be able to take the … Continue reading Adoption tax credits/special needs tax credits

Conference on Open Adoption: Empowering Birth Parents, Adoptees, and Adoptive Parents

Posted on: April 02nd 2011

Location: Golden Gate University, School of Law, 2nd floor 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA Description: Adoption Connection and On Your Feet Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving birthmothers, are co-sponsoring an all-day conference on Sat., Apr. 2, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, in San Francisco. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear nationally renowned … Continue reading Conference on Open Adoption: Empowering Birth Parents, Adoptees, and Adoptive Parents