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.