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Adoptive Leave

Adoptive leave is covered under the Adoptive Leave Acts 1995 & 2005. An adopting mother or a sole male adopter who is in employment is entitled to:

A minimum of 24 consecutive weeks of adoptive leave from work beginning on the day of placement of the child.
Up to 16 weeks additional adoptive leave.

The 24 week period of adoptive leave will attract a social welfare benefit in the majority ...