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 adopting a child, you are entitled to 70 days leave from the birth of a child (or 110 days in case of a multiple birth’s or children adoption).

A Primary Adopter (including single parents) will be entitled to receive the same Company enhancement to the statutory Adoption Leave allowance as a biological mother under the Maternity Leave according to the law.

A Secondary Adopter will be entitled to receive the same Company enhancement to his/her statutory Adoption Leave allowance as a biological father under the above Paternity Leave according to Section V of this Regulation.


The Adoption Leave payment is inclusive of any statutory Adoption Leave and company enhancement.

Scheduling Adoption Leave

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 work load does not unreasonably restrict you from taking Adoption Leave.

To take advantage of the right to the Adoption Leave and related payment provided by this Regulation, an employee needs to comply with certain notification requirements. Specifically, an employee must provide to the HR Source EMEA team and the Company:

– a copy of a child’s adoption certificate; and

– an application on the Adoption Leave in hard copy specifying the date since employee intends to start his/her Adoption Leave.

Please note: This information is an overview of Adoption Leave. Refer to the Russia 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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Last Updated: 15 Sep 2021, 5:06 AM