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There are approximately 18000 parents registered with CARA, while the number of children in the Government's adoption pool is less 1800.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Last push.....please help

As you may know that I have been working on “Adoption Tax Credit” for the past seven months and we have reached the last stage now. In this stage, our case will be presented to the Finance Minister of India before he presents India’s budget by end of this month. Please continue to read this message and you’ll see how you can participate in this campaign to become a change agent.

Click on this link to open “Economic Times” page (try to open in a new window)

Answer the questions (if you do not answer, message will not go)

In the last line (look at the image below to have an idea) where it says “I want (anything else, please elaborate)” cut and paste the message given below and send it. I would like our Finance Minister to announce "Adoption Tax Credit" (amount equal to the maximum allowable adoption expense per child stipulated by the government of India - approximately 25,000 rupees). This can be made as part of list of 80C deductions. This will help adoptive families to plan to finance their adoption expenses apart from enabling a common man to find financial relief when adopts a child. This credit will promote the message of adoption, streamline the process, and make adoptions more transparent and accountable. Adoption Tax Credit can pay itself by non-disbursal of funds that are due under "Shishu Greh" scheme when more children are placed in homes. This is a progressive, and family friendly suggestion in the best interest of an orphan child.

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