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Instructions for Form 8839
For use in Preparing 2011 Returns
General InstructionsPurpose of FormDefinitionsEligible ChildQualified Adoption ExpensesEmployer-Provided Adoption BenefitsWho Can Take the Adoption Credit or Exclude Employer-Provided Adoption Benefits?Married Persons Filing Separate ReturnsWhen To Take the Credit or ExclusionSpecific InstructionsPart I—Information About Your Eligible Child or Children Line 1Attempted Adoptions of U.S. ChildrenMore Than Three Eligible ChildrenColumn (c)Column (d)Column (e)Column (f)Column (g)Part II—Adoption Credit  Line 2Line 3Line 5Line 7Part III—Employer-Provided Adoption Benefits  Line 13Line 14Line 18Line 19