You may recall way back when, when I called on all my fellow Americans to take less than two minutes to write their U.S. Senators, asking them to support the Family Act of 2011.
In case you've forgotten, the Family Act of 2011 is a bill that would provide a tax credit for the out of pocket costs associated with infertility treatment a/k/a the most phenomenal piece of legislation ever!
Which is why I need your help again. The Family Act of 2011 has now been introduced in the House (can I get a who hoo!) which means that:
We all need to write our U.S. Representatives and let them know that we are counting on them for their support.
I promise, it will take you less than 2 minutes to fill out this pre-drafted letter and hit send.
If you happen to have time to spare more in the 4-5 minute range, go ahead and add a personal note about someone you know who desparately needs this tax credit in order to realize their dream of having a family.
I'd show you my draft but I'm working on um, "toning it down" a bit. Something about the ridiculousness of having to travel over 7,000 miles to have children despite having several acclaimed fertility clinics located within a stone's throw of our house, for one reason and one reason only-- treatment for infertility, a disease that affects 1 in 8 couples, is just too damn expensive!
(I knoooooooow, you catch more flys with honey. Like I said, it's just a draft.)
Also, for the record, we wouldn't change a thing about our journey at this point. We feel fortunate to have FINALLY found a doctor and a clinic that we love who just so happen to be located in a far away land called Delhi, India.
IF, by chance, we are ever able to afford a second journey, we wouldn't even give a second thought to those local clinics. Nevertheless, it sure would be nice to have a tax credit that would make that second journey "dream" a very "real" possibility.
Ok, what are you waiting for? Go write your Representatives NOW!
Oh and THANK YOU VERY VERY VERY MUCH from all the future families-to-be!!!