Overview: Adoption assistance programs are becoming more prevalent as an employer-sponsored benefit. The number of employers offering such services as part of their employee benefit program continues to grow as adoption becomes more common in the US.
Adoption assistance benefits can be grouped into two general categories:
Adoption assistance benefits help employers to promote a family-friendly culture and show fairness and equity with other employees who have given birth to a child and have perhaps received paid maternity leave and/or health care coverage.
Author: Tracy Morley, SPHR, Legal Editor
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HR guidance on providing adoption assistance benefits to promote fairness and equity in the workplace.