Family Resources

We offer you resources to help build and take care of your family, including:

Adoption Assistance

Eligible employees who adopt a child receive a lump sum payment of up to $5,000 to help with adoption expenses, including:  

  • Agency adoption fees
  • Court costs
  • Attorney fees 
  • Round-trip transportation to bring the child home

Gestational Surrogacy Program

Gestational surrogacy is an arrangement in which a person carries and delivers a baby for another person or couple. The person who carries the baby is the gestational surrogate or gestational carrier.

Our Gestational Surrogacy Program reimburses gestational surrogacy parents up to $15,000 for eligible expenses associated with the gestational surrogacy. The program is open to benefits-eligible employees.

Family and Caregiving Programs

Need help at home? [email protected] helps you find: 

  • Child care
  • Pet walkers
  • Senior caregivers
  • Housekeepers
  • And more!

Full-time staff receive a free premium membership to the portal, where you can explore provider profiles, do background checks and a Safety Center to get guidance on assessing providers.

Subsidized Backup Child and Adult Care
Need emergency back-up care for child or adult day care? Through [email protected], you can access subsidized, vetted care for work-related situations up to 10 days per fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Take advantage of this benefit in two easy steps:

Step 1: Enroll on Hopkins’ portal
Step 2: Search for backup care or call 855-781-1303

For more information and eligibility, email the Office of Work, Life and Engagement or call 443-997-7000.

Note: If you use more than $5,000 in backup care and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account benefits for any 12-month period, the excess will be applied to your wages, as required by the IRS.