Adoption Tax-Credit Bill Passes Louisiana House Without Objection

Baton Rouge, LA – Yesterday, the Adoption Tax-Credit bill (HB 443) passed the Louisiana House of Representatives without objection in a 97-0 vote.

HB 443 by Rep. Rick Edmonds will provide families adopting a child under the age of three with a 5k tax credit, which can be claimed in the year the adoption of the child becomes final.

Sarah Zagorski, Communications Director for Louisiana Right to Life, said, “We are thrilled that HB 443 made final passage through the Louisiana House of Representatives without any no votes. We know adoption can be financially challenging for adoptive families, and our hope is this tax-credit will alleviate some of those costs.

“Louisiana Right to Life works to advance adoption because it helps children thrive and is a life-affirming alternative to abortion.”