Uplifting news across the pond: Pinterest are adding to their available employees benefits a package of financial assistance for surrogacy and adoption.

Its fabulous to see such a high profile company adopting this policy, aimed not just at ticking some inclusion and diversity tick box but actually offering something really life-changing to an employee looking at surrogacy or adoption. This route to parenthood is already fraught with uncertainty, expense, delay and stress: so the knowledge of a financial benefit like this, not to mention a supportive employer is going to mean an enormous amount to an employee in these circumstances.

Here's hoping that this financial game-changer will be taken up by other progressive employers, and even reach the point of being just one of the benefits a prospective employee will come to expect.