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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
Man facing extradition for murder claims innocence
June 17, 2013 20:24 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A former U.S. Marine facing extradition to the Philippines on double murder charges says he is innocent.
Timothy Kaufman has been in jail since his arrest in April at business near his grandfather's Albany-area home. The 35-year-old from Knoxville, Tenn., is one of three men charged by Philippine authorities with killing a retired Northern Ireland police officer and his girlfriend in 2011.
Authorities claim it was a premeditated killing in an area known for its sometimes-seamy club scene.
In a handwritten letter sent to the media from jail, Kaufman says he would never do something as "heinous and stupid" as killing the couple. He says he left the country after the killings because he feared for his safety.
An extradition hearing is scheduled for June 25 in Albany federal court.
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