OUR POSITION ON PARENTAL LEAVE BENEFITS FOR ADOPTIVE FAMILIES IN ONTARIO
We strongly support fairness and equity for adoptive families, and advocate that Employment Insurance benefits for adoptive families, including Parental Leave, be made consistent with the benefits extended to biological parents.
Further, adoptive parents and children have unique needs and challenges in supporting permanency and forever families.
It’s our belief that ALL families, whether formed by adoption or birth, need greater flexibility and choice in making the decisions that best suit their individual, family, professional, financial, circumstances.
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