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Families talk about benefits of federal Adoption Tax Credit

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Families discussed the federal Adoption Tax Credit on Wednesday with Congressman Bruce Braley.

U.S. Rep. Braley is working on a bill that would make that credit fully refundable, meaning you could get the credit even if you don't owe any money to the IRS.

One family knows the help those credits can provide very well. They've adopted six kids in addition to raising four biological kids and a relative's five kids.

"I'd do it again a million times over because they are blessings," said Eunice Wessels, a mother of 15.

Braley is also working on bills to streamline the international adoption process. In the past nine years the number of US families adopting internationally has dropped from 22,000 to just 8,000 per year.

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