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
Topic |   Parenting: newborns to toddlers
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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