Chloe and Nick Banks with their adopted son. Adoptive parents need to spend time with their new children to build trust and a strong bond. The lack of adoptive work leave makes this difficult. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Chloe and Nick Banks with their adopted son. Adoptive parents need to spend time with their new children to build trust and a strong bond. The lack of adoptive work leave makes this difficult. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Why adoption leave is vital for an adopted child’s development, and why Hong Kong parental laws need serious overhaul

  • It is essential for adoptive parents to spend time with their new child to establish a bond and gain trust
  • Hong Kong laws don’t allow for this, but companies are starting to offer parental leave and flexible hours

Chloe and Nick Banks with their adopted son. Adoptive parents need to spend time with their new children to build trust and a strong bond. The lack of adoptive work leave makes this difficult. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Chloe and Nick Banks with their adopted son. Adoptive parents need to spend time with their new children to build trust and a strong bond. The lack of adoptive work leave makes this difficult. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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