In an interview with Hugh Hewitt, Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) implored the GOP to put the Adoption Tax Credit back into the tax reform bill.
Hewitt expressed said he’d be surprised if the adoption tax credit was eliminated, to which Lankford concurred.
“I would be surprised if it’s eliminated, as well,” he said.”You are correct. [Adoption tax credit] is not just a pro-life issue, it is a pro-family measure that is built into the [tax] code.”
“Adoption is very expensive, much more expensive typically than delivering a child in a natural way in a family. So, there has always been an incentive. We want children to be adopted. We want to actually encourage this connection of families and connection of children in family. And if we can help a family offset the cost, that is beneficial to all of society.”
Lankford, who assumed office in 2015, has been consistent in his support of the pro-life agenda, including adoption.
Lankford joins Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) in publicly supporting the adoption tax credit.