Building a Family: Celebrating the Beauty of Adoption

At P&G, we know that employees expanding their families — whether through surrogacy, fostering, adoption or childbirth — require support and time away from work. As we celebrate National Adoption Day, we recognize the beauty of adoption and the profound impact it has on families. We are committed to supporting our employees during this major life change.

Kristie Staley, Global Newsroom Communications Manager, has first-hand experience with adoption. She and her husband adopted their three sons, and she quickly learned how involved the process can be.

“It’s a challenging and long process, but absolutely worth it.”

Woman with dark curly hair, stands holding her youngest son, while her husband on the right holds another son who is looking up at him. Their oldest boy stands between them. All are wearing blue plaid shirts and smiling.

“I always felt immense support and compassion from my various managers at P&G when going through the adoption process with my husband,” she said. “There were a lot of unknowns to us, but we navigated them together with both the emotional and financial support from P&G.”


As the adoption process for each of her sons was finalized, Kristie utilized P&G’s adoption leave policy to stay at home and care for her children. This leave allowed her to bond with the children new to her family.

Three young brothers smile and laugh. The oldest is in the middle holding the youngest boy, shown on the left. The middle son is on the far right. All are wearing bright t-shirts.

When asked about her experience with adoption and how it has helped her grow, she said, “My life is hectic, but I absolutely love it. P&G allows me to have a strong work-life balance. I spend time with my husband and amazing boys and grow as a mom, while also working and growing as a professional.”


Balancing work and family responsibilities can be challenging. We believe that by providing day-to-day tools and resources to support our employees’ wellbeing, we can enable them to achieve their fullest potential.

We are committed to supporting all new parents, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. That's why we offer generous parental leave for both primary and secondary caregivers, including same-sex couples, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to bond with their new child, adjust to their new roles and share the responsibilities of parenting.

A female P&G employee smiles with her son who stands on her right. She has long, dark curly hair and is wearing a black shirt and sweater. He is wearing a yellow shirt. They are inside the company’s headquarters office.

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