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Should I tell my child that he or she was adopted?

Robert has a life that many Singaporeans envied. He comes from a wealthy family, attends IVY league school, works at a large MNC, and dates a beautiful girl. Robert’s girlfriend, a Vietnamese American, always tell Robert that she has an elder brother, who has been adopted by a Singaporean couples years ago, and she wishes that one day she could find him. She doesn’t know…

Top ten myths about foreign adoption in Singapore

1. Children adopted from abroad are all disabled, or disturbed.The vast majority of children from abroad are healthy, happy children. Most of the time birthparents want to put up their babies for adoption because of financial or personal reasons, not because their babies are sick. A reliable adoption agency will do all the necessary health screening to make sure that the…

Bonding with your adopted infant

How can I bond with a baby that “isn’t mine”? Normal infants are able to form attachments with any caregiver. Some parents feel an instant bond when they meet and hold their infant. For most, however, bonding is a gradual process, taking weeks and sometimes months. More than 50 percent of our adoptive families, when asked to recall those first…

Adoption Leave in Singapore

singapore child adoption, adoption leave singapore, adoption leave application How long is Adoption Leave, and is it applicable to daddy as well? Different companies have varying policies, but the basic Adoption Leave is set and paid by the government. Companies have to at least allow the government-paid Adoption Leave as follows: – The adoption leave is only applicable to working or…

How do I tackle the Home Study Report?

singapore child adoption, adopt internationally What is a home study report? A Home Study Report or HSR is a mandatory report for those who want to adopt internationally. It consists of information inputs from adoptors, office interviews and home visits. It requires you to disclose information about your medical records, financial situation, and ciminal backgrounds, as well as details your…