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"Very blessed to have him in our lives. He's everything we could've hoped for and more," said Aimee.
The couple, who've asked that Fox 17 not release their last name, adopted their 3 and a half month old son Grant through Bethany Christian Services.
Bryan says the entire process cost about $20 thousand.
The family is using savings, gifts and inheritance to pay for it and now it looks like they'll have some other help.
Congress kept the adoption tax credit preserved in the fiscal cliff deal approved this week.
"Would the money help us? Definitely. We hope it helps many other adopted parents," said Bryan. "There's a lot of expense most people don't have it under the bank or mattress to support a child."
In the adoption community there were fears that credit would be allowed to expire.
Donna Thomas with Catholic Charities says the credit Congress passed will not provide parents with as much money as previous versions that worked like a refund but she says lawmakers did families a big favor by making the credit permanent.
"I think knowing that it's there is something we can give families info about and know that it's there to stay," said Thomas.
Here to stay, much like Aimee and Bryan's new life as parents.
Monday, January 7 2013, 11:25 PM CST
Audit finds $51K missing at Hamblen animal shelter
May 22, 2013 19:59 GMT
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) -- An audit by the state comptroller's office has found that more than $51,000 in animal adoption fees and donations for the Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society was not deposited into the facility's bank account.
According to the audit, an investigation was requested by the Hamblen County mayor after a humane society employee discovered altered receipts.
The audit says a former employee who was questioned by management admitted to backdating one receipt to "borrow" $120. The employee returned the $120 and was terminated. The employee refused to meet with auditors.
Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society Board Chair Gean Ann Sing said in a response to auditors that the humane society now utilizes more than one employee for handling deposits. The board also has agreed to obtain yearly audits.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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