State Lawmaker Wants To Encourage Adoption And Foster Care With Tax Credits

A bill aimed at encouraging foster care and adoption has been approved by the state House Finance Committee. The bill would establish a $1,000 adoption tax credit and a $500 foster care tax credit for families which provide stable homes for children in the care of the Department of Human Services. While cost concerns have been raised, state Representative Tarah Toohil says the investment in a child's stability will result in savings later when the child is not touched by opioids or homelessness and becomes a productive citizen.