HARRISBURG – Seeking to increase the number of adoptions and foster care placements in PA, legislation has been proposed by Luzerne County Rep. Tarah Toohil that would create a tax credit for families that provide permanency to children in the care of the Department of Human Services. Her House Bill 296 would establish a one-time $1,000 adoption tax credit and a $500 foster care tax credit that a parent can claim on their federal tax return. The Department of Human Services would make available $10 million in tax credits each fiscal year to support the program. The measure was overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate Finance Committee and sent to the full Senate for consideration.

REP. TARAH TOOHIL