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"When I lie on my side in bed, my stomach lies politely beside me, like a puppy."-Anne Lamott, Operating Instructions
We have found that there are no mental health consequences of abortion compared to carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term. There are other interesting findings: even later abortion is safer than childbirth and women who carried an unwanted pregnancy to term are three times more likely than women who receive an abortion to be below the poverty level two years later.
By Rita Soronen | CEO and President
We are in the thick of political debates, fiscal cliffs and sequestration. Meanwhile, children who have no voice in any of these discussions continue to linger in foster care, age out, and wonder when we adults will get a grip and work harder and smarter on their behalf.
There are some significant policy efforts circling now that can positively impact children and families in the child welfare system, for example:
Adoption Tax Credit / Making Adoption Affordable Act (H.R. 4373) and Senate Adoption Tax Credit Bill (S. 3616)
In 1997, Dave Thomas advocated for the original adoption tax credit legislation, to help offset the expenses related to adoption and to support families who stepped forward to adopt from foster care. Since the original legislation, adoption tax credit efforts have been a non-partisan issue, widely supported by Congress, but subject to extensions, changes and rotating authority – from the Small Business Act of 1996 to the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010 and currently the Tax Relief Act at the end of 2010. During this time, tax credits have ranged from $5,000 to $13,170. It has applied to special needs and non-special needs adoptions, has been indexed for inflation, has allowed “carry-forward” credits, and for a period was fully refundable.
It Seems We Will Be Needing One of Those Awful Adoption Profiles | Crassparenting
Sweet! Down with all the pandering BS. Set yourself apart…