I am retired and I moved in with mom to take care of her. She is 91 yrs. old and can not be left alone. I am also raising a 9 yr. old stepgrandaughter and I am adopting her from CPS and I was just told on 11/10/11 that I qualify for the adoption credit when I file my income tax.
I told CPS "But I dont work" and the person from cps said go get a job. Now I am stressed. Do I have to have earned income to get the credit? I'm upset that I was just told about this credit one and ahalf month before the year ends.