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What happens if my planned adoption placement is disrupted or terminated?

If the adoption experiences problems and the placement is either disrupted or terminated, you are entitled to continue receiving adoption pay for up to eight weeks after the week that the disruption occurs.

The same rules apply regardless of whether you are on ordinary or additional adoption leave when the placement is terminated. The most important thing is that the leave period ends eight weeks after the week that the termination of the placement takes place, and that you give the employer 56 days' notice that the leave has ended and you intend to return to work. In all cases, a week is calculated as a seven day period that starts on a Sunday.