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House and Senate agree: The adoption tax credit stays

House and Senate agree: The adoption tax credit stays

Finance
What's in the GOP proposed tax planBoth the House and Senate agree: The adoption tax credit is off the chopping block. Republican Senators introduced their tax overhaul Thursday afternoon and it preserved the adoption tax credit, according to initial materials from the Senate Finance Committee. Last week, House Republicans introduced its 429-page tax overhaul that included repealing the credit. But Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady offered an amendment on Thursday that would preserve the credit. Related: What's in the Senate Republicans' tax bill Adoption advocates breathed a sigh of relief at the change. Denise Bierly, a family attorney, is set to finalize her daughter's adoption by the end of year. She said the news gave her a sense of justice. "I had this rather guilty f...
Israel to give equal adoption rights to same-sex couples

Israel to give equal adoption rights to same-sex couples

World
Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The Israeli government announced Sunday that it would amend the country's adoption laws to give same-sex couples equal rights when it comes to adopting children.The Association of Israeli Gay Fathers, along with the Israel Religious Action Center of the Reform movement, filed a lawsuit against the government after the Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs declared same-sex couples put an "additional burden" on children and opposed the practice, resulting in more barriers for same-sex couples to be approved for adoption.But during a Supreme Court hearing, the state said it would amend the law so that same-sex couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples, reported Haaretz. The legislation is expected to be introduced in 2018."The court recognized the merits of the ...