Birth Parents Blog

What You Need to Know About Adoption and Maternity Leave

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 3, 2020

Choosing adoption for your baby can be an exhausting process — emotionally, mentally, and physically. Like other new mothers, you deserve time to recover from your delivery and the adoption processes.

You might be wondering if you're allowed to take maternity leave if you plan on placing your baby for adoption. You are already going through a difficult ordeal that impacts you emotionally and physically, and you need time to recover after you give birth. 

Are you unsure if you should take maternity leave in the coming months? This guide will help you look at your options.

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Topics: adoption for my baby, post-partum, maternity leave, post-placement, adoption and maternity leave

Maternity Leave if Choosing Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 10, 2015

This post is a follow-up to last Friday's post that shared tips about working during your third trimester. Here's a question we get asked about maternity leave:

Question: "How long should I take off from work after I have my baby, since I'm choosing adoption for her at birth?"

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Topics: Open Adoption, adoption for my baby, pregnancy tips, maternity leave