31 Dec '17, 10pm

Singapore judge refuses to let gay man adopt child he had using a surrogate

Singapore judge refuses to let gay man adopt child he had using a surrogate

A gay man in Singapore has had an application to adopt a child he had through a surrogate overseas rejected. The man spent $200,000 to father the child using a surrogate in the US.  But a district judge in Singapore has said the man can’t adopt the boy, now four years old. The court said that the Adoption of Children Act “did not envisage the specific situation this case presents”. The man, a doctor, has been with his partner for 13 years. They were told by the Ministry of Social and Family Development that it could not recommend adoption of children by a gay couple. He later used a surrogate to carry the child after impregnating a donated egg using IVF. The man brought the child back to Singapore as his biological father and said he wanted to legally adopt him to “legitimise his relationship with the child”. But District Judge Shobha Nair rejected the application. The ju...

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