For those who might be interested, the following update is from my sister Terri concerning their adoption of Sophia from Taiwan:
Up until now, we have not had any way to offer a tax deductible receipt to anyone who wished to make a donation to our adoption fund. However, for the next month or so, our church is taking up a special offering for our travel expenses--the final amount needed to bring Sophia home--and is willing to add any additional gifts that might come from people outside the church. The church will then issue you a receipt. If you would like more information on how to do this, please e-mail me at email@example.com. You can follow our fundraising progress on the sidebar of our adoption blog...thanks!