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Adoption Lawyer Singapore

The greatest gift and blessing in life is to be a parent! We at Grace Law LLC cherish the opportunity to make you a parent through “Adoption”. We are one of the best adoption lawyers in Singapore and have made many clients happy parents of local and foreign children.

At Grace Law LLC, we can complete the court application for adoption usually in 4 to 8 months.

Married spouses or singles may apply for adoption of a child.

To adopt a child, you must be:

  1. Citizen or resident of Singapore.
  2. 25 years old or above and at least 21 years older than the child; If you are under 25 or not more than 21 years older than the child, the adoption may still be granted if the two of you are blood related, or exceptional circumstances exist.
  3. Both you and your spouse should not be more than 50 years older than the child.
  4. If you are applying for sole adoption, and you are a male, the Court will not allow the adoption of a female child unless special circumstances exist.
  5. In Singapore, the adoption of children by a homosexual couple is illegal.

You will need the consent of the following persons unless special circumstances exist:-

  1. Your married spouse, if any;
  2. The parents of the child (or their parents or guardian, if they are below 21 in age);
  3. The guardian of the child, if any;
  4. A person who has custody of the child;
  5. A person who is liable to support the child.

Before commencing the adoption process, you must ensure that:-

  1. The child is resident in Singapore. If the child is not a Singaporean, you must apply for a Dependant’s Pass. Different adoption rules may apply depending on the child’s nationality.
  2. You and your spouse must attend a compulsory Pre-Adoption Briefing before you apply for a home study or begin the legal proceedings on adoption.
  3. For non-Singapore Citizens who would like to adopt a foreign child, you must obtain an endorsement from your home country through your embassy or High Commission. Your country must support and recognise the adoption. You will need to submit a letter of support before commencing home study. Grace Law LLC can help you with this too!
  4. If you wish to adopt a foreign child or a child from MSF, you are required to apply for a Home Study Report.
  5. Lastly, choose a Singapore adoption lawyer to process the Court application

Remember that payment to the birth parents for giving up their child for adoption is against the adoption rules. It is alright for the adoptive parents to reimburse the birth parents for prenatal/ post-natal medical expenses but all payments must be approved by the Court before the adoption is legalised.

Call Us:  +65 6220 6364  if you are looking for an adoption lawyer and we at Grace Law LLC will be delighted to assist you!

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