Take off any time you need throughout the adoption process, including time for training and assessment. You are also entitled to take as much time as you require during the 52 weeks from the point at which you are matched with your child/children. You do not need to take all of your leave in one block. We understand that all families are different and the process is complex; we will do whatever we can do to support you through it and give the time and space you need.
RETURN TO WORK
Let Tom know when you plan to return to work so that we can plan accordingly. At this point it’s a good time to raise any needs that you have. You can have a staged return to work, starting out part-time and taking on more work over the period of a few weeks.
YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS
In addition to the above, you are entitled to the statutory rights of the country in which you are employed.