Make Time for Daddy

Parenthood did not come easily to Kevin and Kim Knussman. First there was a painful year of fertility treatments. Then complications in Kim's pregnancy forced her doctors to induce labor prematurely, leaving her bedridden. Kevin, a trooper with the Maryland state police for 18 years, applied for extended leave to tend to his wife and infant, a request that fell under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act and a state law that provides paid leave for primary caregivers. He was allotted just 10 days, at the end of which his wife was still hemorrhaging and too weak to care for...

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