Coast Guard families share their experiences with adoption during National Adoption Month
While November is National Adoption Month, the important messages of National Adoption Month resonate throughout the year. Here’s how the Coast Guard can help members with adoption.
The new policy replaces maternity, paternity and adoption leave with maternity convalescent leave and caregiver leave. This change increases non-chargeable leave for non-birth parents and recognizes a wide variety of modern day family situations, including non-married parents.
November is recognized as National Adoption Month, an entire month devoted to raising awareness about the positive option of adoption. Here are some resources and benefits available to Coast Guard families.
The Coast Guard has several programs that support families interested in adoption.