Adoption leave

Leave without loss of income pursuant to the Work and Care Act (Wet Arbeid en Zorg) is granted for a maximum of four weeks in the event that a child is adopted by the employee. Throughout the period of leave the salary will be paid in full. In the event that a child is adopted from a country abroad, this period will be extended, where necessary, to a maximum of six weeks. The leave will start four weeks before the first day the child is actually taken into the family; the leave does not have to be taken consecutively, however, it has to be taken within a period of 26 weeks.

Published by  Administration Centre 24 September 2019