What Is a Tax Credit?

Subtract tax credits from the amount of tax you owe. There are two types of tax credits:

Information You’ll Need

You’re no longer required to attach the adoption documentation with your tax return; however, you must keep the documentation as part of your records.

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc607

Download IRS Form 8839, Qualified Adoption Expenses

The below link is an IRS interview that will help you determine if you’re eligible to claim a credit for expenses paid, or to exclude from income any assistance received for an adoption effort. If multiple children were adopted, repeat the interview as appropriate.

https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/am-i-eligible-to-claim-a-credit-for-adopting-a-child-or-to-exclude-employer-provided-adoption-benefits-from-my-employer