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MSF to mull if changes to adoption law needed following gay Singaporean’s successful High Court appeal

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) said that it will consider if the relevant law on adoption should be amended, following a landmark decision by the High Court on Monday (17 December) to allow a gay Singaporean man to adopt his biological son. “MSF respects the Court’s decision. We will study the grounds of decision carefully, and consider…

After landmark judgment, gay couples seeking adoption may find it harder to convince the courts: Desmond Lee

SINGAPORE — Social and Family Development Minister Desmond Lee reiterated the Government’s policy against the formation of same-sex family units, saying it may be harder in future for gay couples seeking to adopt a child to “argue that they did not intentionally set out” to violate this policy. This is particularly so now that a landmark judgment has been published by the High Court earlier…

Why adoption disclosure is crutial?

1) Why is it critical to let an adopted child know of his/ her adoption. Adoption defines the child’s identity. Growing up with a false sense of his/her identity will severely impact the child later in life. The child should receive the information from the parents and not ‘by accident’ from an outsider. This would destroy the child’s trust in…

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…

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…