If your state determines that it's a special needs adoption, then you are eligible to claim the full adoption tax credit amount for the year that you finalize. Not all foster children are determined to have special needs according to the laws of your state. NACAC.org (I think) has a chart, but it's not really up to date. My state has just tightened the reins and my daughter (adopted in November) almost didn't qualify.
Please explain the adoption tax credit to me - Page 2
Oops, I just posted a new thread about this because I didn't see this one. But we're definitely doing a happy dance about this!
As far as info, I'm sorry, I can't help as I let Hubby mess with the numbers. It's not that I CAN'T do it, it's that he wants to do it and I decided... why argue? :D