Adoption Leave

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Further Information

See the comprehensive workSMART guides Know Your Rights: Time off and pay for adoptive parents (PDF, 143KB) and Know Your Rights: Time off and pay for parents having a child through surrogacy (PDF, 154KB).

The GOV.UK website has useful information on adoption leave and pay. Also see the website of the charity Working Families.

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