One parent of an adopting couple or a parent who is adopting alone has the right to up to 16 weeks’ additional adoptive leave without pay.
Additional adoptive leave must commence immediately after adoptive leave has ended.
In the case of a foreign adoption, some or all of the period of additional leave may be taken before the day of placement, subject to certain notification requirements.
You must give written notification to your employer of your intention to take additional adoptive leave, at least 4 weeks before the end of your adoptive leave.
You may revoke notification of your intention to take additional adoptive leave by a further notification in writing to your employer.