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Welcoming a new child into your life can be overwhelming. Miami offers paid parental leave for adoptive parents and parent and family resources to make the transition easier both at home and at work.

Parental Leave Request Form

See Parental Leave Policy

Steps to Take Within 31 days of Adoption or Placement of Child

  1. Complete and submit the Insurance Coverage Change form. Coverage is effective the date of adoption for newborns and the first of the month following adoption or placement of older children.
  2. Submit a photocopy of court-approved adoption papers, or photocopy of placement letter from court/adoption agency
  3. Call the Benefits office at 513-529-3926 with social security number. Never email social security numbers.
  4. If you are currently enrolled in voluntary life insurance for yourself, you may now elect voluntary coverage for your child.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit the court papers?

You may email it to

What if I do not receive the child's SSN within the 31 days?

Let the Benefits office know as soon as possible that you are still waiting for the document, and call them at 513-529-3926 as soon as you get it. Never email a social security number.

Can I add the child to my dental and vision coverage?

Yes. If you are already enrolled in family dental and/or vision coverage, then your coverage level and premium will not change. If you currently have single coverage, then your level will change to family and your premium will increase.

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