Have you been considering adoption? Now is the time to take that first step!

Have you been considering adoption? Now is the time to take that first step! Give us a call at (336) 899-0068 where you’ll be connected with a Family Coordinator to answer all of your questions.

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Update on the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act!

Tax%20Credit%202012 The Executive Committee has been meeting with congressional staff over the last few months about the importance of protecting the adoption tax credit (ATC) and making it refundable. We have collectively made GREAT progress on the bipartisan Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act (S. 950/H.R. 2434), but we still have work to do before congressional recess in July. That will be our last chance to advance the ATC bill this Congress!

There are 14 new cosponsors of H.R. 2434! Your phone calls and emails lead to more cosponsors of the ATC bill, which increases the likelihood that the bill will be considered.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced a new Task Force on Tax Reform with the principle of limiting “credits that riddle the tax code.” We understand there is bipartisan interest in simplifying the tax code, but we know that the ATC makes adoption a more viable option for many children and families. Please keep the ATC from being eliminated in any tax reform efforts by:

1. Asking the House Ways & Means Committee to consider H.R. 2434 before recess in July

2. Asking your Members of Congress to cosponsor S. 950/H.R. 2434

3. Asking your colleagues to join our 151-member-strong cause by emailing taylor@ccainstitute.org

4. Liking the ATC on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and spreading the word!

Let’s keep up the momentum of strengthening families through the ATC!

Warm Regards,

The ATC Working Group Executive Committee

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Adopt America Network
Christian Alliance for Orphans
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (Secretariat)
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Donaldson Adoption Institute
National Council for Adoption
North American Council on Adoptable Children
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
ShowHope
Voice for Adoption

Do you know someone considering adoption? Share this Free Multimedia Guide on Choosing an Adoption Agency or Attorney

Child%20world%20girl%20kid%20globe%202016 Do you know someone considering adoption? One of the first things they need to do is choose an adoption agency or attorney. Let them know about our FREE Multimedia Guide on Choosing an Adoption Agency or Attorney. We walk you through the process from soup to nuts and provide plenty of resources to make this process as easy as possible.

Important Grant Updates, Deadlines, Coaching and more

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Sponsor Spotlight

Please take a moment to check out our Sponsors. They are here to help you!
WACAPWorld Association for Children and Parents
WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents) is one of the largest and most experienced international nonprofit adoption and child assistance agencies in the United States.

 

 

 

Hopscotch AdoptionsHopscotch Adoptions
Hopscotch’s belief is that each child has the right to a lifelong, loving family. Hopscotch is dedicated to helping children in need of families, through both humanitarian efforts and adoption into permanent, loving homes.

 

 

 

Madison Adoption Associates
There are no unwanted children …just unfound families.

 

 

 

The Pure Charity Builds World Class Technology Solutions for Individual Fundraising, Community Advocacy and Nonprofit Organizations.  We know Adoption Fundraising is not easy, so we created some simple tools that have helped hundreds of families raise money for their adoption costs. There is no paperwork to fill out, no application to complete, and no waiting period.  Get started right today!

 

 

Bills Tax Service
Adoption Tax Credit Specialis
t – No matter what adoption tax questions you have, Bills is always right there to guide you. They offer personalized service to each client family. Contact them today!
Phone: 618-532-7223      www.billstaxservice.com

Important Grant Updates:

Hope Grafted In – Hurry and turn in your application for Hope Grafted In! They are only taking applications until December 1, 2015. After that, this program will be suspended until they can raise more funds.

One Less Ministry is only taking applications through December 31, 2015. After that, this program will be redirecting funds to human trafficking prevention and no longer offering adoption grants.

A Child Waits Foundation just published its brand new website! Families are now able to get both the grant and loan applications from their website and there is no longer a pre-qualification step in their process.  Anyone who believes that they meet their general criteria as stated on their website can send in an application. A Child Waits Foundation grant and loans are for international adoptions only.  They do NOT have any marital or religious criteria to apply. Check out their new website today and see if you qualify to apply!

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

December Grant Deadlines:

Find more updates on our Facebook Page

 

Which Grants Are The Best Fit For Your Family?

Get Complete Application Criteria for Each Grant Here:

Please check our website for more information about The Adoption Finance Toolkit.  Quickly find what you need to help fund your adoption with our comprehensive database of Adoption Grants and Loans.

 

Need Help Clearing Up The Confusion of Adoption Grants?

Individualized Consulting and Personalized Coaching:

These services will offer personalized support for YOUR family to help you sort through the complicated and sometimes confusing world of adoption funding. There are limited appointments available for these services.

Contact Cherri Walrod today to schedule your appointment. 
cherri@resources4adoption.com or cherri.walrod@gmail.com

Partner with Us!

Welcome to our New Sponsors: 

 

Madison Adoption Associates

Madison Adoption Associates is a Hague accredited, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to bring hope, love, and a permanent family to children in need.
Our agency began in 1981 with a mother’s love and desire to raise an adoptive family. Today, although we still operate as a smaller agency, we are one of the largest independent non-profit international placement agencies.

 

Wasatch International Adoptions

Domestic and International Adoptions

They specialize in both domestic and international adoption programs and child assistance programs.  They have placed thousands of children with families across the United States.  Wasatch is a full service COA/Hague accredited, non-profit, 501 (c)3 agency, licensed in 1997.
Are you an adoption agency or adoption related business? Want to position your services and brand in front of adoptive hopefuls nationwide? Help us reach more adoptive families with the hope and help they need to fund their adoptions. Contact Cherri Walrod for more information on becoming a sponsor today. Email: cherri@resources4adoption.com or cherri.walrod@gmail.com

Adoption Finance Coach Fall Boot Camp

Join us for Your Adoption Finance Coach’s Fall Boot Camp!

“Get financially fit for your adoption!”

hopscotch Fall Boot Camp
September 23rd
7pm -8pm CST
Webinar
megan@hopscotchadoptions.org

 

 

Presented By

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Meet the Coach!

 

 

Exclusively for our adoption agency clients!

 

Four jam-packed, live weekly sessions starting September 23rd!

 

Join us for these live webinars, every Wednesday evening from 7 PM to 8 PM CST.

 

Sign up now and we will send you information on how to dial-in and log-in to these webinars.

 

Our agenda:

  • Week 1:  Get started creating your budget
  • Week 2:  Tell Your Adoption Story – Network – Dispel the Myths of Adoption
  • Week 3:  Share your Story and Receive – Review Available Grants/Loans
  • Week 4:  Plan your Special Event – Complete your Action Plan

Make your reservation today!

Deadline for registration  is Monday, September 21!

Contact Megan to enroll.

The Details

Your Adoption Finance Coach is a FREE service that we offer to Hopscotch families!

To enroll, email Megan with the subject “Finance Coach” and we’ll get you set up!

Our First FREE Course for National Adoption Month

 

Infant Adoption Education: Learn More

Older Child Adoption Education: Learn More

Professionals Earn Staff Training: Learn More

Heart of the Matter Education
816-246-1100
1508 SW White Ridge
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

info@heartofthemattereducation.com
http://www.heartofthemattereducation.com

Our First FREE Course for National Adoption Month

 

Infant Adoption Education: Learn More

Older Child Adoption Education: Learn More

Professionals Earn Staff Training: Learn More

Heart of the Matter Education
816-246-1100
1508 SW White Ridge
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

info@heartofthemattereducation.com
http://www.heartofthemattereducation.com

Our First FREE Course for National Adoption Month

 

Infant Adoption Education: Learn More

Older Child Adoption Education: Learn More

Professionals Earn Staff Training: Learn More

Heart of the Matter Education
816-246-1100
1508 SW White Ridge
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

info@heartofthemattereducation.com
http://www.heartofthemattereducation.com

Our First FREE Course for National Adoption Month

Infant Adoption Education: Learn More

Older Child Adoption Education: Learn More

Professionals Earn Staff Training: Learn More

Heart of the Matter Education
816-246-1100
1508 SW White Ridge
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

info@heartofthemattereducation.com
http://www.heartofthemattereducation.com

Grant Deadline for HelpUsAdopt

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GRANT DEADLINE: Becky Fawcett @helpusadopt.org is now accepting adoption grant applications for the FEBRUARY 2015 grant cycle. HelpUsAdopt.org supports ALL families including Muslim, Jewish, LGBT and single parent families.

Click for a FREE application. Please share– someone you know might need help with the cost of their adoption.

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