Lighthouse Thoughts

March 5, 2016

Is Your Company an Adoption Friendly Workplace?

Is your company an adoption friendly workplace?  Many employers offer some form of adoption benefits to their employees, these benefits may include:  Direct reimbursement in the range of $2,000 to $10,000 upon actual placement (usually a flat amount designated for specific adoption expenses)  
  • Paid leave, in addition to or including vacation time, sick leave, or personal days
  • Unpaid leave
  • Medical expenses of the birth mother
  • Adoption seminars and information classes, as well as counseling and support before and after placement

Even if your employer doesn’t offer adoption benefits, you may request that your company to begin offering them. Work with other employees interested in adoption, gather information for the employer, and present your case. 
Adoption Friendly Workplace is a program funded by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. You can order the Adoption-Friendly Workplace kit to assist you in asking your employer for adoption benefits at: 

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