[(1) An employee who satisfies prescribed conditions may be absent from work at any time during an ordinary adoption leave period.
[(1A) The conditions that may be prescribed under subsection (1) include conditions as to—
(a) being a local authority foster parent;
(b) being approved as a prospective adopter;
[(c) being notified—
(i) by a local authority in England that a child is to be, or is expected to be, placed with the employee under section 22C of the Children Act 1989;
(ii) by a local authority in Wales that a child is to be, or is expected to be, placed with the employee under section 81 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014].]
(2) An ordinary adoption leave period is a period calculated in accordance with regulations made by the Secretary of State.
[(2A) Regulations under subsection (2)[—
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