The New Tax Plan's Threat to Adoption
The GOP tax proposal unveiled this week cuts the pro-life policy of adoption tax credit, which has eased the financial burden of families that have adopted for decades, and Christians are urging Republicans to reconsider the decision.
"It's disappointing that the adoption tax credit isn't in the current proposal, given the high cost of adoption and the needs of children for a family," Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said in a statement. "We urge lawmakers to do everything they can to support parents who are doing the heroic and costly work of raising the next generation."
Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, tweeted, "The adoption tax credit is not just one more policy issue. Vulnerable children ought to be a priority for us all."