Adoption & Surrogacy Assistance Program

In addition to leaves of absence that may be available to eligible employees under the VMware Leave of Absence [1] policies, the U.S. Adoption and Surrogacy Assistance Program helps to cover expenses associated with adopting a child eighteen years or younger or when using a surrogate to assist in carrying and giving birth to your child.

How it Works

If you are a regular full-time U.S. employee, VMware will reimburse 100% of all eligible expenses associated with the adoption of a child or using a surrogate to carry and give birth to your child, up to a total maximum of $12,000 per event. If both parents and/or domestic partners are employees of VMware, expenses are reimbursed only once per child. The program has no lifetime maximum. You must be an active employee at the time the adoption is legally finalized, or the surrogate gives birth to receive reimbursement from the Program.

Eligible Expenses

Non-Eligible Expenses


You will be eligible to submit a request for reimbursement starting the day the adoption has been legally finalized or the day the surrogate gives birth. Complete an Adoption/Surrogacy Assistance Reimbursement Form [2] and submit it with required documentation via a HelpNow ticket to HR Source [3] [VMware network access required]:

For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption life event [4] page.