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Leave from Work to Adopt a Child

There is a federal law that says you can take paid or unpaid leave from work to be home with your adopted child.

Adoption Medical Leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act mandates that an employer must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 work-weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period in regard to a child that is adopted or born to a person or couple. To see the actual text of the Act please visit U.S. Department of Labor website or the link Family and Medical Leave Act on the website Child Adoption Laws.

Additional Information

Click the following link for more information on more Financial and Medical Assistance Programs for Adopting Families.

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