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Shop Smart - Do Good Charity Day at Eastchester Lord & Taylor

  Purchase your tickets now for only $5 a piece.Each ticket includes a 15% off savings pass to be used all day on regular and sale priced items- including cosmetics and fragrances.In addition, each ticket includes 2 special 25% off bonus coupons for one regular or sale priced item (some restrictions may apply).

FFTA receives 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales- so go ahead- SHOP SMART- DO GOOD!

Where? Lord & Taylor, Eastchester 750 White Plains Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583
How? Purchase tickets online or through an FFTA staff member

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Nov 13th, 2015 (Fri) 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

35th Annual Adoptive Parents Committee (APC) Conference

  Special Keynote Speaker
Pat O'Brien, MS, LMSW, LTMN
2015 Child Advocate of the Year
Founder and Executive Director "You Gotta Believe" The Older Child Adoption & Permanency Movement, Inc.,
Full Day of Exhibits, workshops, parent training credits.

Come meet the FFTA staff and hear workshops presented by Joy S. Goldstein, LCSW, ACSW, Executive Director, Debbie Wolf, Esq, Senior Agency Counsel as well as Michael S. Goldstein, LCSW, Esq., Private Adoption Attorney and FFTA's co-founder.

St Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY

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Nov 22nd, 2015 (Sun) 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

* Adoptive Parents Committee (APC) meetings are open to the public, however APC membership is required for the annual conference and the fully comprehensive pre-adoption workshop held in volunteers homes. For more information email APC at: or

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What's New at FFTA?

Adoption and the Child Tax Credit
With the 2019 tax-filing season underway, a critical issue for families filing for the Child Tax Credit using an Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN) has been brought to our attention. As a result of tax law changes made in the 2017 tax reform law (known as the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act", P.L. 115-97), now only a Social Security Number (SSN) is acceptable for claiming the Child Tax Credit. As a result, the Child Tax Credit cannot be claimed using an ATIN (or any other type of taxpayer identification number other than an SSN).

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