Adoption payments are very similar to maternity payments and amounts
are calculated in the same way. They are payable to an adoptive parent
responsibility as the main care provider for the child
included in a dental list for a period of at least two years, the last
26 weeks of which are continuous and immediately precede the date of
ceased to provide general dental services wholly or partly because of the adoption but retains an NHS main list number
the minimum earnings requirements or derives at least 90 per cent of
their earnings from professional practice from their gross earnings.
Adoption leave payments are payable for up to 26 weeks from the date of adoption.
Documents giving the following information are required to support the application:
the date on which the child is expected to be placed for adoption or the actual date of placement
date the adopter was notified of having been matched with the child,
endorsed by the appropriate adoption agency with its name and address or
a matching document giving equivalent details.
For inter-country adoption:
the date on which the adopter received official notification
the expected date on which the child is expected to enter the UK or the date on which the child did so
of the official notification and evidence of the date of the child’s
arrival; and that the dentist will be the main care provider for the
The dentist has to make a number of declarations
on the claim form about intending to return to practice and not having
made a claim to another HB.