Georgia’s foster care system should be a hot topic among state lawmakers during this session of the General Assembly that kicked off Monday morning. Both Governor Brian Kemp and Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan have begun laying out their plans for revamping foster care in the state.
Kemp unveiled his ideas for an overhaul of Georgia’s adoption and foster care system during the State of the State address Thursday morning. As proposed, his plan would triple a tax incentive for some adoptive parents and reduce the minimum age for unmarried people to adopt children. The legislation would increase the tax credit for adoptions out of the state foster care system from $2,000 to $6,000 for the first five years. The incentive would then drop back down to $2,000 a year until the child turns 18.
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