Adoptive leave for parents extended

Friday 17 October 2003 12.12

The Department of Health and Children has announced an increase in the amount of leave with pay for adopting parents.

Speaking in Dublin at a conference on adoption law, the Minister of State, Brian Lenihan, said that the period of adoptive leave had been extended by two weeks, to 16 weeks.

The two-day conference is the second stage of public consultation on adoption.