Adoption leave and pay
A note outlining the rights of employees to statutory adoption leave (both ordinary adoption leave (OAL) and additional adoption leave (AAL)) and statutory adoption pay (SAP) on the adoption of a child. The note considers the effect of adoption leave on an employee's terms and conditions of employment, their rights on returning to work and the effect of disrupted adoption placements.
With respect to children placed for adoption on or after 5 April 2015, adoptive parents may be able to move from the adoption leave and pay scheme and opt in to the shared parental leave and pay scheme. For further information, see Practice note, Shared parental leave.