Firstly thank you for taking the time to read and comment. We are all very busy and time is precious so I'm grateful for yours. We are confused, and under emotional and financial pressures and could do with some advice...
We were placed with two brothers (3 years and 18mnths) about 3 months ago. Everything has gone really well despite the challenges. They are both really settled and are happy caring little boys.
When we were informed about the boys, we were also told that birth mum was pregnant and that it was possible this baby would be removed. We decided to park this for another day as we wanted to concentrate on the boys.... that day has come.
She has given birth and the baby was immediately removed and placed in foster care as the birth parents have not improved their situation. Social services are in the process of going through the courts and expect a placement order in 4 - 5 months. Our SW has asked for our thoughts... we are keen to keep the siblings together (they are full siblings) and believe that that boys would adjust fairly quickly. We also believe that we would be able to give a happy forever home to all three children.
However, I'm concerned about my work and money.
My question is about my rights at work. I'm waiting for HR to get back to me... but not sure its going to be a quick turnaround! So wanted to see if anyone else has been in this situation.
I'm due to return to work in 8/9 weeks. I'm not sure if I would be entitled to adoption leave (paid) by the time the courts have concluded the order with the baby. How long do I need to be back in work before I can go off again with full paid rights??
Thank you for your help :-)
Adoption Leave and returning to work
ADOPTINGMUM · 25/04/2019 12:26
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