Our experienced adoption lawyers are available to support you through the adoption process in Singapore. We help clients who are:
The adoption process in Singapore involves a lot of steps and paperwork, so it is advisable to seek legal support to help guide you and remove as much hassle from the process as possible.
For a free initial consultation with our adoption lawyers, please get in touch.
Dispensation of Service
The following outlines the base requirements for adoption in Singapore:
Yes, both married couples and single people may adopt in Singapore. There is some exceptions.
For example, a single male is not allowed to adopt a girl unless there is some special circumstances.
On average you are looking at around 6-9 months depending on the complexity and circumstances of the adoption.
Adopting a child from another country takes longer since the adopting parents must also comply with all the adoption requirements of the foreign country before the process can start in Singapore
If you intend to adopt a child from China, you are required to comply with the requirements set out by China, in addition to the requirements of Singapore.
The adoption process will be longer as approval from the Chinese authorities must be obtained and the adoption must be legalised in China before the child can be brought into Singapore to legalise the adoption here.