State Adoption Tax Credits

Along with the Federal Adoption Tax Credit, there are a number of States that also offer State level tax assistance for adoption.

For example, North Carolina has a State Adoption tax credit that is equal to 50% of the allowable tax credit claimed on your federal return (for 2009 that is $6,075).

$12,150 (2009 Federal Adoption Tax Credit) + $6,075 (2009 NC State Adoption Tax Credit) = $18,225 total Tax Credit.

One website lists the States below as having some assistance (be sure to check with your tax advisor since tax laws change frequently). Also, please let me know if your State has a tax credit or other assistance and is not listed below. I would love to compile an up-to-date list.

1. Arizona
2. California
3. Idaho
4. Iowa
5. Kansas
6. Maryland
7. Massachusetts
8. Michigan
9. Missouri
10. New Mexico
11. North Dakota
12. Oklahoma
13. Utah
14. West Virginia
15. Wisconsin

Official Hope for 100 Launch

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We are excited to officially announce that launch of Hope for 100, a campaign with the goal of providing loving, Christian homes for 100 children through adoption or foster care.

The first campaign is kicking off over the next two Sunday’s at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, TX.

Our goal through Hope for 100 is to-

  • Raise awareness of the plight of the fatherless.
  • Issue a specific challenge to the Church to care for a targeted number of orphans.
  • Begin to match interested families with families who have already answered the call to be foster or adoptive families to give guidance and
    encouragement.
  • Provide an array of opportunities to care for orphans through an Ongoing Orphan Care Ministry.
  • Help provide the necessary funds to families seeking to adopt.

This first campaign will also host the “If You Were Mine” adoption conference at Green Acres Baptist Church on January 31st. This one-day conference provides a relaxed, non-threatening environment where you can consider practical information about adoption, foster care and orphan care ministry from an objective and biblical point of view.

After a successful launch, Hope For 100 desires to see its efforts replicated and multiplied in churches throughout the United States and the world.

For more information on how you can help make a Hope for 100 campaign possible and help families adopting financially, or how you and your church can serve as the lead church in a campaign to be carried out by the evangelical Christian community in your area, please contact the ABBA Fund or call toll free 888.775.3422