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Am I entitled to any time off to organise our planned adoption? And what about time off for my partner?
There are statutory rights to time off to prepare for adoption – both paid and unpaid.
A single adopter can take paid time off for up to five adoption appointments. Joint adopters can choose one person – called the 'primary adopter' – to take paid time off for up to five appointments. The 'secondary adopter' can take unpaid time off for up to two appointments.
The right to time off is only available once an adoption agency has confirmed that a child is expected to be placed for adoption. The maximum time off for each appointment is six and a half hours.
No extra time off is allowed when you are adopting more than one child within the same arrangement.