§ Mrs. Chalker
A person's entitlement to child benefit or to a child dependency addition to a benefit is the same whether he or she is a natural or adoptive parent. Maternity benefits are, however, payable only to women who have been or are expecting to be confined. Where a woman qualifies for such benefits, her entitlement is not affected by the subsequent adoption of the child. Similar considerations apply to maternity rights under the employment legislation.