Adoption Pay and Leave

When you take time off to adopt a child or have a child through a surrogacy arrangement you might be eligible for: 

There are rules on when and how to claim your paid leave and if you want to change your dates. 

You may also be eligible to take Shared Parental Leave and Pay (external link)

Your employment rights when on leave 

Your employment rights (external link) are protected while on Statutory Adoption Leave. This includes your right to: 

  • pay rises 
  • build up (accrue) holiday 
  • return to work 

See also: