Adopteeme- I know as an adoptee that has to rub you the wrong way, BUT keep in mind that those children are SN and the tax credit was originally intended to aide a family that had adopted a SN child. The law changed this year to make it fully refundable whereas in previous years it would roll over if you didn't pay enough taxes.
Now, I don't particularly agree with using this credit for domestic infant adoptions as many of those women could parent their child and well, DIA is not a necessity in *my* mind as much as foster care or International. However, with FC, the children usually have a medical subsidy attached to their file until they are 18, and there are few if any costs involved.. It is very helpful to IA parents like myself. When we filed our taxes for 2007 ( when we brought our dd home from China), we received the entire credit of $10,360 at the time.It enabled us to rebuild our savings acct after depleting it.
at 8:28 AM on Apr. 8, 2011