A new state
law allows Louisiana public school teachers up to 30 days of paid leave for the
adoption process. Baton Rouge Representative Rick Edmonds sponsored a package
of bills promoting adoption after seeing families tackle the hurdles of the
process during his campaign.
met a family during my campaign in 2015 that had a pretty significant abuse as
it related to financial loss.”
that families that have a new baby via natural delivery have maternity leave,
but it’s important that adopting families have a similar opportunity to bond
with a child.
“If you are
thinking about adopting a child or you are very serious about it and you had no
way to spend time bonding with the child I think it has been prohibited by
Rouge Republican says he wanted to see the burden put on families eased by the
“One of the
things we are attempting to do is to protect every family that is attempting to
adopt so that no one takes advantage of them and they feel like the pressure
has been removed.”
also applies to school social workers and school psychologists.