Events & Updates

Raymond W. Godwin Inducted Into The South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame, 2018

Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Attorney Raymond for being inducted into the South Carolina Lawyer's Weekly Hall of Fame 2018!


Adoption Seminar

Where: Hampton Park Baptist Church (Blue Room)                                                     875 State Park Rd., Greenville

When: October 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

What: General Adoption and Home Study Information

Who: Attorney Ray Godwin

Thornwell Foster Care Conference (5 1/2 credit hours)

Where: First Baptist Church of Simpsonville                                                                     3 Hedge St., Simpsonville, SC

When: Saturday, September 15, at 9 a.m.

What: The Thornwell Foster Care Conference offers the opportunity to learn from experts about their experiences and strategies for managing children from hard places. This Conference is for current and prospective foster parents, social service professionals, therapists, pastors, youth ministers, etc. Join us to see first-hand how Thornwell supports and trains foster families to succeed!

Keynote Address by Dr. John DeGarmo - Facing Challenges and Reaping Rewards

Cost:  $40 (includes light breakfast, snacks, lunch, and childcare)


Race for Adoption Event

Where: Covenant United Methodist Church                                                                       1310 Old Spartanburg Rd., Greer

When: Saturday, May 12, at 9:00 a.m.


New 2015 Tax Credit Information Available

The adoption credit can be taken on up to $13,400 of costs, a $210 boost. If the credit is more than a filer's tax liability, the excess is not refundable. The full $13,400 credit is available for a special needs adoption, even if it costs less. The credit starts to dry up for filers with AGIs over $201,010 and ends at $241,010. The exclusion for company-paid adoption aid also increases to $13,400.

Birthday Celebrations

Ray & Marion celebrate their birthdays this month!
Congratulations Marion on reaching the next milestone.


Raymond Godwin Receives Thanks from Senator DeMint

Senator DeMint thanked Ray for his assistance with the 2011 Finding Families Adoption Conference. You can view the letter here.

2013 Tax Credit Information Available.

Read about 2013 Tax Credit Information here.

Services Provided Through NightLight Christian Adoptions:

Domestic Adoption Support Group for Adoptive Parents The Vine Community Church 4373 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors, SC

4th Monday of the Month at 7:00 p.m. Contact

Adoption Education Workshops For Those Interested in Adopting
1212 Haywood Rd.m Bldg. 300, Ste. D, Greenville, SC 29615

Every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Contact

Birth Mother Support Group

4th Thursday of the Month Call 864-241-2883 for details