Employees who are adopting may wish to contact Human Resources to arrange for a meeting with one of the Human Reources Employment Relations Advisor, who can talk through all the process, benefits and the important dates to remember during the adoption period.
An employee, who will be the main carer for the adopted child(ren) may apply for the benefits available within this policy. Adoption provisions will not be granted to two University employees in respect of the same adoption. If an employee is not the main carer for the adopted child they may qualify for time off with or without pay under the Parental Support Policy. Special Guardians, where the court has made a special guardianship order (SGO) are not entitled to adoption leave but may be eligible for parental leave.