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De Blasio Plan to Include Leave for Foster Parents 

Thanks to NYSCCC for sharing this information.

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order guaranteeing some city workers six weeks of paid parental leave on January 7, 2016. A parental leave policy is, in and of itself, family friendly. Most policies, where they do exist, have provisions for maternity and paternity leave and include adoption. The Mayor's plan goes a step further, including leave for foster parents.  Given that 40% of our state's children in foster care are in the five boroughs of New York City and that 20,000 city employees would be eligible, the inclusion of foster families is significant.

For more information, check out the article on WNYC's homepage

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