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The U.S. Department of State’s New Parent Guide (best viewed via OpenNet) provides information to assist Department of State Civil Service and Foreign Service employees and Eligible Family Members with pregnancy, adoption, surrogacy, and foster care-related questions and issues.

The Guide is now divided into two parts:

Part I provides guidance on pregnancy and childbirth, including information on payment for medical expenses, types of leave, obtaining a diplomatic passport and visa for the child, allowances and per diem, and other topics related to an obstetrical medevac.

Part II provides guidance for employees navigating the processes of adoption, surrogacy, and foster care.


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