10 Questions You Should Ask Your Employer About Maternity Leave

Do adoptive mothers get maternity benefits?

If you're adopting, you should be able to get the same benefits as you would if you were carrying the child yourself; however, this can vary from company to company. The FMLA does cover adoptive parents as well, so if you work for a larger company, those benefits would still apply. Either way, you'll want to check in with your human resources representative to see what benefits your company offers for adoptive parents. Some large companies even offer financial assistance to help cover adoption costs, but you won't know unless you ask!