Singapore: Gay doctor to appeal failed adoption of his biological son

A gay doctor who had his bid to adopt his biological son born through surrogate in his native Singapore denied will appeal the court’s decision.

The four-year-old child was born via a surrogate in the United States. The doctor and his partner of 13 years wanted to officially adopt their son in their home country.

But the Ministry of Social and Family Development denied their application in December last year.

His application was denied because the Ministry said he conceived the child under circumstances which would not be legal in Singapore.

But the man wanted to pursue the adoption route so he could ‘legitimise his relationship with the child’.

Lawyers for the man said he lodged an appeal to the decision. Read more via Gay Star News