Surrogate Parent leave

A surrogate parent  may be eligible to Statutory Adoption Leave and Pay from 5 April 2015, provided that:

  • they are an employee
  • the child is due on or after 5 April and born on or after 5 April
  • they intend to apply for, have applied for, or have been granted a parental order
  • if requested, they  provide their employer with a statutory declaration that they  are an intended parent

The surrogate parent is not eligible for paid leave but may be able to take annual leave or seek parental leave.

Last updated: 23 April 2019