It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web:
- UMPS CARE Charities has partnered with The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) and Slate XP to offer the UMPS CARE Charities All-Star Scholarship. All-Star Scholarships are open to children adopted from U.S. foster care at the age of 12 years or older. Funding will provide $5,000 scholarships for a two-year institution or $10,000 scholarships for a four-year institution. The application deadline is May 17, 2013.
- Adam Pertman, Executive Director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, wrote a commentary about the current issue of equal rights focusing on the segment of the popular he says is still being ignored: adopted people.
- The Adoption at the Movies blog takes a look at Tina Fey’s latest film, Admission.
- Join Adoption Learning Partners on Tuesday, May 14, as a panel of adult adopted people, including author Sherrie Eldridge, discuss the “Top 10 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew.” Issues include what they wish their parents had known, what feelings they shared with their parents and what they kept to themselves, what kept them from talking to their parents when they were younger and why, and what parents can do to help children express themselves.
- The Internal Revenue Service in March updated its adoption tax credit information, Adoption Benefits FAQs. The IRS offers answers to eight frequent questions related to claiming this tax credit, such as: What is new for the adoption credit, what are qualified adoption expenses, and what is the income exclusion for employer-provided adoption benefits? Read about the Save the Adoption Tax Credit coalition, of which the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute is a part.
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