Adobe announced that from November of this year, expecting women will receive up to 26 weeks paid leave, while men will receive 16 weeks.
Certain terms and conditions of maternity leave at Adobe will extend to medical emergencies and family illnesses.
Parents of adopted or foster children are also expected to benefit from the new terms.
The editor of Management Today, Matthew Gwyther, has praised technology companies who are making changes to their maternity leave policies describing them as “admirable”.
Online streaming business Netflix has also boosted their policies by offering 12 months paid leave for both women and men who work for them, with Microsoft providing 20 weeks financial support to their female and male employees.
However, IBM’s breastfeeding policies has faced some backlash with the Management Today editor.
IBM introduced a policy where breastfeeding mothers can express milk while travelling to work and then having it shipped back home to their babies.
In response to the policy, Matthew Gwyther told BBC News: “It sounds so tasteless and an unacceptable way of intruding into their private lives.
“However well-meaning it might be, they’re not very good at selling it.”
According to US federal legislation, employers with more than 50 employers are required to offer at least 12 weeks unpaid leave.
Some states have extended this legislation, such as California which offers 55% of a woman’s weekly wage for up to six weeks.
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