Children: Pawns in Today’s Political Riff

Recently, Russia banned adoptions by Americans, causing outrage worldwide. The Russian Parliament and President Vladimir Putin made this dramatic political move in response to the United State’s Magnitsky Act, which heavily sanctions those countries that violate human rights. However, in a move that hit below the belts of orphans scattered across Russia, this highly regulated…

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Congress Extends Adoption Tax Credit

The credit was included in the bill to avert the fiscal cliff, which was signed on Jan. 2. The amount has not yet been confirmed, but the maximum for 2013 will be about $12,720. The credit will remain flat for special needs. The credit is not refundable for 2012 and beyond. The complete language of…

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