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Statutory Adoption Pay

Statutory Adoption Pay is paid to by the employer for someone who has adopted a child.

To get Statutory Adoption Pay you must:
•    have worked for your employer continuously for at least 26 weeks by the week you were matched with a child
•    earn on average at least £109 a week (before tax)
•    give the correct notice
•    give proof of the adoption
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You don’t qualify for Statutory Adoption Leave or Pay if you:
•    arrange a private adoption
•    become a special guardian or kinship carer
•    adopt a stepchild
•    have a child through surrogacy
•    adopt a family member or stepchild


You should seek further professional advice if you are adopting from overseas as there may be additional requirements.