My girlfriend and I are in the process of adopting a child through foster care. Her work schedule has her traveling quite a bit right now, so I am planning to take FMLA once the child is officially placed with us (likely sometime in late April or May). I understand that I'm entitled to 12 weeks, but am I able to use sick days to cover the time I take off? It would probably be anywhere from 4-8 weeks and I have plenty of days to cover it. I realize this is something I need to address with HR, but until I know more details about the specific dates and how much time I'm going to take, I kind of just want to gain a better understanding of how the process works. Apparently my Googling skills are not up to par. Has anyone taken FMLA and used sick days to ensure you continued getting paid? Is that even possible, or does it depend on the state/district? Thanks in advance.