Who can take adoption leave? Have you recently been matched with a child? Find out the rules on adoption leave.
When you take adoption leave, you might also be eligible for Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP). This article provides a detailed breakdown of SAP, eligibility requirements, how much you can expect to receive, and where to go for more information.
Paternity leave can cover one or two weeks soon after the adoption of a child. Statutory Paternity Pay is paid for one or two weeks.
Overview of your rights to annual leave, car allowances, commissions, bonuses, pay rises, childcare vouchers, pension contributions and other contractual benefits during adoption leave.
Frequently asked questions about annual leave and family leave.
If you are adopting with your partner, and you meet the eligibility requirements, you can take SPL. You and your partner can decide how to split up and share leave in the same way as other parents. Partners can share up to 52 weeks of adoption leave and 39 weeks of Statutory Adoption Pay.
Your rights to time off as a surrogate parent
Your rights if you are facing dismissal while pregnant, on maternity leave, or soon after.
Information on your rights if you are made redundant while on maternity leave or just after you return to work.
Are you wanting to give your employer notice to take adoption leave and claim statutory adoption pay? If so you may find our sample letter useful.