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roland_7707roland_7707 Posts: 2,834 ✭✭✭
My wife and I are planning on adopting a little boy, and we start parenting classes this month. 
I was wondering if any of you have heard of an insurance company paying leave for adopting parents? 
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  • genareddoggenareddog South eastern indianaPosts: 2,999 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That's a great thing you guys are doing. Good luck.
  • kswildcatkswildcat Posts: 1,496 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No help here. Just wanting to say congrats and it's an awesome thing you are doing. People on this forum are top shelf amazing.
  • WaterNerdWaterNerd Southern CaliforniaPosts: 2,574 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congratulations... Just checked Aflac and no luck there. If I find one I'll PM you
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  • CvilleECvilleE Cville, KYPosts: 1,594 ✭✭✭
    My company just rolled that out this year.  We have Blue Cross/BlueShield. Think it pays up to 6000 to assist in the adoption fees, and also receive time paid for travel, court, or whatever is needed during the process....up to a certain amount of time like the FMLA process only being an Adotion Assistance Leave.

    To my knowledge it is more of a company incentive though, not the insurance company itself. 

    Congrats on the adoption, and best of luck! Hope this helps. 
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congratulations! Your in for quite a process, but everyone I know who has gone through it says it is worth every second.
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  • BigshizzaBigshizza Posts: 15,447 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Awesome news!! Good luck in the future Dane & Mrs. Dane!
  • roland_7707roland_7707 Posts: 2,834 ✭✭✭
    Thanks yall. I have a call into BC/BS. 
    Love ya. 
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  • Puff_DougiePuff_Dougie Mr. Rogers NeighborhoodPosts: 4,601 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not aware of any paid leave programs, but that's a great idea.

    When we adopted our youngest, 14 years ago, we were pleased to find out that there is an adoption credit for tax purposes. We were able to write off adoption expenses over a number of years, which was cool. We didn't know anything about it before we adopted.

    All the best to you and the wife and your soon-to-be new family!
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  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,360 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Have your Human Resources department check into the Family Leave Act.  I know it gives time off, I don't know if includes pay.
  • CvilleECvilleE Cville, KYPosts: 1,594 ✭✭✭
    YankeeMan said:
    Have your Human Resources department check into the Family Leave Act.  I know it gives time off, I don't know if includes pay.
    Yes that is what I would do. The company I work for might be the only one that offers to pay to help in this situation.  It just started this year for us...
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