When you adopt a child, you can add them to your insurance, take time off work and make use of child care resources on campus.
You may receive financial assistance from Central Management Services through the Adoption Benefit Program.
The adoption of a child is a qualifying change in status. It allows you to add health, dental, vision and child life insurance. You can also increase your optional life insurance coverage, with statement of health approval.
To add insurance coverage, you must notify the agency within 60 days of the placement of your child, the filing of the adoption petition or the entry of the adoption order.
You'll need to provide a copy of the adoption certificate and your child's Social Security number (when received).
Taking Time Off Work
You can take time off work to care for your child:
If you're a faculty member, please review the Extension of the Tenure Probationary Period Policy.
Our Child Development and Family Center provides care for the children of employees, students and community members.
We provide campus nursing and lactation spaces. You may wish to review our workplace breastfeeding policy.
There are also many diaper-changing stations on campus.