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Get to know our United States parental leave benefits and programs

Parental leave 

Amazon has a unique parental leave program for all full-time employees — from our hourly associates to our most senior executives. Our parental leave is designed to give our employees choice in how they manage their leave to ensure that they can spend this important time together, and in a way that works best for their families.

We offer up to four weeks pre-partum leave and ten weeks paid post-partum leave for birth parents, and six weeks of parental leave for all parents. Our Ramp Back Program allows new birth parents or primary care givers to ease back to work with up to 8 weeks of flexible time and a choice of part-time options. Employees can choose when to take their parental leave time, either in one continuous 6-week period or split into two periods within 12 months of birth or adoption. For Amazonians whose spouses’ jobs don’t provide paid leave, we offer Leave Share – an innovative program that enables employees to share any amount of their parental leave with their partner.

Additional Benefits


Amazon reimburses employees for qualified adoption expenses up to $5,000 for a single-child adoption or up to $10,000 combined maximum for a sibling-group adoption.


Amazon partners with Rethink Benefits, a program that helps children with autism and other developmental disabilities build the skills they need to reach their fullest potential. Families can access resources and support at no cost, including online resources and up to three hours of coaching each year. Amazon also provides free memberships to website services that can help Amazonians find reliable caregivers based on specialty and location.


Amazon partners with Progyny, the leading infertility benefits provider, to provide our employees comprehensive infertility coverage. When enrolled in one of Amazon’s medical plans, employees have access to the nation’s premier infertility specialists and receive personalized support from a patient care advocate.



Each year, thousands of kids visit Amazon HQ in Seattle — and many offices across the globe like New York and Sunnyvale — for a day of learning and fun. Activities include science fairs, arts activities, writing and coding classes, story and music time, and more.


Families@Amazon’s mission is to share knowledge, foster career growth, and cultivate community connections among families, while advocating for policies that help make Amazon a great place to work. This group supports working families—whether biological, adoptive or foster families, or those connected-by-choice—and employees in many other caregiving roles around the world. Families@ partners with other Amazon Affinity Groups to explore shared and unique needs, in pursuit of what Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos calls “work-life harmony.” Momazonian is a network for working parents, with the mission to share knowledge, foster career growth, and cultivate community connections among parents, while advocating for policies that make Amazon a great place for parents to work.

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