To be entitled to adoption leave, you must be an employee, if you are self – employed, this does not count. The rule applies to prospective adopting parents and also parents who have a surrogacy agreement. What you are entitled to Only the main adopter can apply for adoption leave, the partner or secondary
Adoption and fostering
An Adoption Activity Day is a fun, vibrant and caring environment in which potential adopters can meet children who are waiting to be adopted. These events can be attended by adults who are on Stage 2 of the adoption process in England, which means they are under assessment and have, or are likely to, receive
You may have always known you were adopted or perhaps have just found out. Either way, the decision to trace your birth parents is a big leap into the unknown and can feel daunting. For anyone thinking of taking this significant step, we’ve complied a few suggestions on the practicalities of how to go about
It has been proven repeatedly that what children need most is a happy, secure, loving and stable environment to grow up in. The type of family unit in which this is achieved is irrelevant – single parents of either sex, and heterosexual, gay or lesbian couples can all deliver the perfect upbringing for a child.
Foster parents provide a temporary, safe home for children who are unable to remain with their parents or guardian. It is an invaluable service offered by people across the UK, and there are currently more than 50,000 children in the foster care round the country. If you imagine that this could be a role suitable
This year has seen changes to the laws on adoption change with a new Children and Families Act being passed by parliament. Aiming to speed up the process and increase the level of support that adoptive parents receive, the Act has been welcomed by children’s charities. Work/family balance The new legislation will make life easier