Why are we still in the dark ages when it comes to some aspects of equality? Journalist Erin Kiernan asks even more specifically: When are we going to change laws so that employers who offer maternity benefits for biological mothers will be required to offer the same benefits for adoptive parents?
A birth mother herself, Erin is now on the other side of adoption, as she and her husband are looking to grow their family and become adoptive parents. While anticipating the adoption of a newborn, Erin was slammed with the realization that her coworkers got fully paid maternity leave when they delivered their babies, but she would be given nothing when bringing her baby home through adoption. Although some states do have laws in place to combat this inequality, many don’t. To help bring awareness to this cause, visit Erin’s Facebook page, Equality for Adoptive Families.
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