Results tagged with 'Adoption'
Published Aug. 17, 2013
Blue ribbons are flying on several light posts along Wisconsin Avenue in Downtown Milwaukee. They look great in the sunshine but look closer and you see they are promoting awareness around the need for foster care and adoptive parenting.
Published Aug. 10, 2013
After honing their craft on local stages, husband and wife duo Kim and Mark Albrecht have just released their debut CD, "Simple Life," as Wild Violets. The record captures the Albrechts' rootsy yet ethereal acoustic music layered with poetic lyrics and Kim's shimmering voice. We asked the Albrechts about the group, the record and performing with family.
Published April 24, 2013
Craig Juntunen's personal experience with adoption led him to take a closer look into the process. What he found unnerved and motivated him to voice his concerns across the nation with "Stuck," a feature-length documentary he produced through his Both Ends Burning Campaign. The campaign facilitates adoption reform dedicated to stopping the decline of adoption and the ensuing increase in orphaned and abandoned children.
Published March 18, 2013
When a child is adopted, he or she both gains and loses more than most biological children do at a young age. On Saturday, April 13 an organization called Wise Up will offer a parent-and-child conference on adoption that will be held at the Bishop O'Connor Center in Madison.
Published Feb. 25, 2013
"Boy, I hate people." I hear that all the time from people who work in animal welfare. I disagree. I understand why they feel that way. When you do this work, you hear stories all the time that make you angry. Abuse and neglect. Domestic violence. Well-meaning stupidity. Even the simple failure to stick with commitments: "I'm moving out of town, so I need to surrender my 12-year-old dog." These stories would make anyone mad, let alone someone who cares enough about animals to have chosen shelter work over other, almost certainly better-paying, options.
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If you've adopted a child, you may be able to claim an income exclusion of $13170 from your income and a tax credit for the same amount, depending on the expenses you incurred as a result of the adoption. (You cannot, however, claim an exclusion and a credit for the same expenses, as we'll see be...
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