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Instructions for Form 8839
taxmap/instr2/i8839-005.htm#TXMP2e046131

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Part II—Adoption Credit 
Line 2(p5)

rule
The maximum adoption credit is $13,360 per child. If you and another person (other than your spouse if filing jointly) each paid qualified adoption expenses to adopt the same child, the $13,360 limit must be divided between the two of you. You can divide it in any way you both agree. Cross out the preprinted entry on line 2 and enter above line 2 your share of the $13,360 limit for that child.