BCPS provides eligible employees up to six weeks of unpaid leave for the adoption of a child beginning on the day the child is received.

Personal illness absence time may be used for this time period.

If an employee is eligible for FMLA, this adoption leave runs concurrently with approved FMLA leave.

BCPS employees covered by the TABCO bargaining unit agreement may use accrued personal illness absence time in the event of an out-of-state adoption, if emergency conditions develop, including a government or agency imposed waiting period which delay receipt of the child, for up to six weeks as a result of this delay (proper documentation is required).

For more detailed information regarding adoption leave, please review the Adoption Leave Requirements and Information Sheet

Required forms:
Application for Leaves of Absence and Conversions
MSRPS Form 46  (Required for members of the Maryland State Retirement Agency only)