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The Status of International Adoptions

By Stanton Phillips International adoptions have changed the makeup of American families. When you walked into a classroom a generation ago, the children you observed probably looked like their parents. Today, our families are more culturally diverse as a result … Continue reading

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Interstate Compact on Placement of Children

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (hereinafter referred to as ICPC) is a set of uniform laws governing the interstate placement of children enacted in every state, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. No child shall … Continue reading

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Tax Benefits for Adoption – For 2015 Tax Year

By Stanton Phillips, Esquire Adoptive parents may be eligible to take a tax credit of up to $13,400.00 for qualifying expenses paid toward the adoption of a child. Since it is a tax credit, not a deduction, it is an … Continue reading

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Adoption Subsidy 101

Purpose: In order to encourage adoption of children considered hard to place, money may be available to the adoptive parents to defray certain expenses. Depending on the child’s eligibility, the money may be available from the federal government and/or the … Continue reading

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