Washington D.C., Nov 3, 2017 / 16:00 pm
On Thursday, details of the Republican Party's proposed tax reform legislation were released, including plans to eliminate an adoption tax credit intended to lighten the financial burden of adoption for families.
"This will make it tougher to adopt. Period," said Schylar Baber, executive director of Voice for Adoption, according to the Washington Post.
"So, the question is, who is not going to get adopted because of this?" Baber continued.
The tax credit, which was created through a bipartisan effort in 1996, allows families a maximum credit of $13,570 per eligible child. This amount can aid parents significantly, especially when families can spend upwards of $30,000 on the whole adoption process, according to the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute.