Any foster moms out there? I’m curious if companies provide parental leave to support new fostering relationships? Have your companies been supportive of the time commitment during work hours?

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I have no advice but you are amazing for fostering.

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I feel like lately there is more leave given for fostering/adoption but I’d check your handbook and explain the situation to HR

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I am almost positive Edelman and Omnicom agencies do!

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The small agency I am at does provide parental leave for fostering, same as if you give birth or adopt a child. It’s a benefit that def makes me proud.

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Can confirm for my WPP agency - we have policies that give you time, resources and same treatment. You’re a parent after all.

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Morning Everyone,

Hope everybody is having a great weekend and for people who are not so having a great time like me and facing some difficulties in life, please know that it is just a phase and it too shall pass like the good ones and yes talking to your mother might help she has the greatest strength.

Also can I request you all to please give me 11 likes as I am new and I am not able to start a chat. I am in a great need to find a job.

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