Trevor and Amanda – 813

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Dear Friends and Family,

You may have already known this about us, we’ve always had plans to adopt a child as I, Amanda, was adopted as an infant. However, God pushed that deadline up when we found out about our infertility. After lots of prayer and support from our friends, family, and church, we decided to pursue infant adoption. God has already chosen the special little one for us, and we are so excited to meet him or her and raise them in a family full of God’s love and support.

The agency that we have chosen to partner with is one we deeply respect for their training of adoptive families, their ethics around adoption, and their deep commitment to working in Arizona with the foster care system. We actually plan on opening our license up to foster care after we settle in with the baby.

Private adoption is expensive. However, our adoption agency, Christian Family Care, has a helpful option for adoptive families. They are a qualifying 501(c) (3) organization that provides adoption services and foster care programs here in Arizona. This may allow adopt fund donations to be counted as charitable giving on your federal taxes.

In addition to a tax deduction for your gracious donation, for those living in Arizona, you can contribute up to $500 (single person) or $1000 (couples filing together), and may be able to receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on your Arizona State tax return through the Arizona Foster Tax Credit. We would be honored if you would designate your taxes toward our adoption, which would help us cover the rest of our fees.

For those living outside of Arizona, you are able to put your donation towards a tax deduction on your federal taxes as a charitable gift or itemized deduction. You should consult your tax professional about your eligibility for the deductions and credits. We appreciate the love and support you all continue to send us.

We are so excited for how much love this child already has, in all of you!

All of our love,
Amanda & Trevor

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