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.

The table below illustrates the general scheme for family benefits following the National Insurance Act. The scheme can be divided in three parts: i) the maternal quota (in Norwegian: mødrekvoten), ii) the paternal quota (in Norwegian: fedrekvoten) and the Shared Period (in Norwegian: fellesperioden).


Total Parental Benefit including
the Company enhancement
100% pay (up to 10 G) for the duration of 49 weeks
(Inclusive of the statutory 6G payment)
80% pay (up to 10 G) for the duration of 59 weeks
(Inclusive of the statutory 6G payment)
49 weeks in total, divided into:

  • 18 weeks maternal quota
  • 15 weeks paternal quota- 16 weeks shared period
59 weeks in total, divided into:

  • 22 weeks maternal quota
  • 19 weeks paternal quota- 18 weeks shared period


The Adoption Leave payment is inclusive of any statutory payment (up to 6G) and company enhancement up to 10G.

Scheduling Adoption Leave

Paid Adoption Leave may be taken from the earlier of the following:

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

You should inform your manager and HR Source of your Adoption Leave as soon as reasonably possible, so that proper arrangements can be made prior to your leave period. While business requirements must be taken into consideration your manager will work with you to ensure that workload does not unreasonably restrict you from taking Adoption Leave.

Please note: This information is an overview of Adoption Leave. Refer to the Norway 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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Norway Paid Family Leave Policy [VMware network access

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2021, 5:57 PM