[(1) The Secretary of State may make regulations entitling an employee who satisfies specified conditions—
(a) as to duration of employment,
(b) as to being a person with whom a child is, or is expected to be, placed for adoption under the law of any part of the United Kingdom,
(c) as to caring or intending to care, with another person (“P”), for the child,
(d) as to entitlement to adoption leave,
(e) as to the exercise of that entitlement and the extent of any such exercise,
(f) as to giving notice of an intention to exercise an entitlement to leave under this subsection, and
(g) as to the consent of P to the amount of leave under this subsection that the employee intends to take,
to be absent from work on leave under this subsection for the purpose of caring for the child.
(2) Regulations under subsection (1) may provide that the employee's entitlement is subject to the satisfaction by P of specified conditions—
(a) as to employment or self-employment,
<(b) as to having earnings of a specified amount for a specified period,<
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