Thursday, August 30, 2007

International Adoption and Work

From the Wall Street Journal:

For Some, Job Benefits EaseGrowing Hassles of Adoption
Flexibility at work has always been essential for adoptive parents. In anticipation of a Chinese adoption in 2004, Jean Walker, a marketing manager, shifted to a new job with her employer, Verizon Communications, New York, that required less travel. She laid plans with her boss for a substitute to cover her three-month adoption leave. Then, she waited -- for the call that a child was ready for her in a Chinese orphanage. It came within weeks, triggering a new flurry of paperwork, planning and leave-taking, Ms. Walker says. That adoption took about a year.


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