adopting and maturnity leave

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  1. hayley

    hayley Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I have a question. Adopting is not something i'm thinking of but i was discussing with DH the other day about - if the worst happened and we couldn't have a baby would he consider adopting? we discussed it lightly. But then Dh said I probably wouldn't be allowed to take maturnity leave from work. I'm sure we would get the full maturnity leave if we did adopt a baby.

    Does any one know the law on this?

    x
     
  2. *sam*

    *sam* Well-Known Member

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    Hi Hayley,
    I've looked into this myself. You do get maternity pay/leave. If you do a search for your local goverment office and search for adoption you should find everything you need to know, that's what I did and it tells you everything.
    Hope this helps, Sam xx
     
  3. Amanda

    Amanda Well-Known Member

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    I'm not 100% sure on the actual law, but my company treats adoption in exactly the same way as birth. They give 2 weeks paternal, and 6 months maternal leave in exactly the same way.

    Just as an afterthought, I was adopted myself, so if you do ever want to talk about this from the childs point of view, feel free to PM me.

    xxx
     

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