Is there a tax credit for adoption?

Yes, there is. The Adoption Tax Credit can be used to offset taxes and may be used to claim “reasonable Birth Mother expenses” such as rent, utilities, food, maternity clothing, etc. The tax credit can also be used to help defray the expenses incurred even when the adoption is disrupted, and a Birth Mother changes her mind and decides to parent.

Please see our section Help Paying for an Adoption for more information. It is important to check with your tax preparer or accountant as income limits do apply.