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Becoming a Parent

If you are about to have a baby or become an adoptive or foster parent, congratulations! Staff and librarians, these pages are primarily for you, and they walk you through this milestone event. (Faculty and academic staff, see the Academic Human Resources pages.)

The Parental Leave Planning page explains paid and unpaid leave, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Washington State Family Leave Act, and more.

The Health Insurance for New Parents page describes how to add a child to your health insurance.

The Q&A and Resources for New Parents pages aim to address common questions and scenarios.

UW CareLink

Find consultation, articles, and tips for expectant and new parents through UW CareLink, the faculty/staff assistance program. You'll also find a childcare referral service to help locate quality, professional care for your infant through pre-schooler. Check out the full array of UW CareLink resources through the UW CareLink portal (use "UW" as the company code to log in and register).

Becoming a Parent