Adoption Leave

VMware supports employees and their families in one of the most important times in life, the adoption of a child. Adoption Leave allows you to take time off in accordance with statutory requirements so that you can take the necessary time off work to bond with your new child.


Full-time and part-time VMware employees are eligible for paid Adoption Leave. It does not apply to agency workers or self-employed contractors.


If you are an adopting mother or father (in accordance with the relevant legislation), you are entitled to the same benefits as a biological mother or father.

Salary during Adoption Leave

You will continue to receive your usual salary for the duration as outlined in the Maternity and Paternity Leave entitlement.

Scheduling Adoption Leave

If you are adopting a new-born baby or young child(ren), you should follow the same application process as outlined in the Maternity and Paternity leave process. This means you will need to provide a minimum of 6 weeks’ notice prior to the baby due date.

If you are adopting older child(ren) older you will this leave may be taken from the earlier of the following:

  • the date in which the adoption/guardianship order is granted; or
  • from the date your child is placed in your care as a prospective adoptive parent or legal guardian by a court, pending the finalization of an adoption order.

You should contact your manager and HR Source EMEA to apply and arrange for this leave. Please ensure that this is done as soon as reasonably possible and no less than 1 month before the commencement of your leave. Once approved, please contact the HR Source Team by clicking on ‘AskHR’ icon on the HR Source homepage. The HR Source EMEA team will support you with queries on this Policy and will work with the responsible teams to ensure your leave is tracked correctly.

Please note: This information is an overview of Adoption Leave. Refer to the Czech Republic Paid Family Leave Policy [VMware network access required] for detailed information.

For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption life event page.

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