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.