What you can do if your employer doesn’t offer adoption benefits:
- ASK your employee benefits representative to consider adding adoption benefits. ARM yourself with
evidence based information on the benefits to the company.
- NETWORK with your co-workers. Strength builds when numbers increase and chances are that many of them have either been directly impacted by infertility or know someone who has.
- If necessary, companies may grant exceptions when requested by an employee. For example, if your benefits are capped at a monetary reimbursement, but you would need paid leave or maternity/paternity leave, your employer may consider making an exception if you CONTACT them about it.