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2 Jan 2018

Gay Singaporean Man Allowed to Raise—But Not Adopt—Son Fathered Through Surrogacy

The man, who is a doctor, brought the child from the United States back to his native Singapore.

A Singaporean court has turned down a request by a gay man to adopt a boy that he fathered through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and surrogacy in the United States, Straits Times reported.

The boy, now four years old, lives with the man in question, who is a doctor in a long-term same-sex relationship. He reportedly paid a surrogate mother US$200,000 to carry the child. In Singapore, IVF is reserved for married couples, and surrogacy is “not condoned,” according to Straits Times.

District Judge Shobha Nair turned down the adoption bid—filed on the grounds of the welfare of the child—because the biological father should have been “acutely aware” that the procedures used to conceive the child would not have been allowed in Singapore.

Straits Times quoted her as saying, “He cannot then come to the courts of the very same jurisdiction to have the acts condoned.”

Judge Nair pointed out that the child would “continue to be in the care” of the biological father, and that the possibility of Singaporean citizenship would be explored at a later date. The child currently holds American citizenship. 


Reader's Comments

1. 2018-01-02 18:50  
it is a kind of extortion.
Who are the court? can you observe?
what gender, what religion, etc.

The Court Regime should get coup d'etat
If the court is woman, that will be sin because according to written Hollybook, Woman is mother/ source of Sin..Mind /soul/act of woman is full of Sin.

Everybody may have own court, why you just obey that court , you just look like sheep.

How many court counter there? only one supreme?
then you should create more

Comment edited on 2018-01-02 19:51:18
2. 2018-01-02 20:03  
How about "No woman No crime"? that principle according to written Hollybook?

If God is Man, able to make baby male and female born.
Then From Man only, it is possible born baby male and female.

If God/male having People
similar, Man only is legal for having people/children.

If Man is illegal for having/adopt children
Then God/Male is Illegal for having people
Now, who has no faith?

Comment edited on 2018-01-02 20:06:31
3. 2018-01-02 20:34  
Prohibit one to adopt is offensive content
Comment edited on 2018-01-02 20:34:49
4. 2018-01-02 20:47  
All sex is Sin with or without marriage, because God don't do sex that why holly without sin.

A baby, do not sex , do not think of sex, it called Holly
5. 2018-01-03 00:22  
Botwild, how can you use religion to support your "ideas" and not be a hypocrit?

I think you're rather selfish keeping your depression cure to yourself also.
6. 2018-01-03 04:33  
Curious that the "father" doesn't already have parental jurisdiction over his own child. Why does he need to adopt the child? Something doesn't seem right with this picture.
7. 2018-01-03 06:14  
Willy, the link to the Straits Times is worth a read. The judgement seems the only logical ruling. The doctor in question seems to have acted oddly. and 200k??!!

8. 2018-01-03 11:31  
GTiLad, always become opposition party in this forum

Religions are court to judge correct or not/prohibited or allowed. so, there more than one court. that are reality, that everybody/community may have own court, regardless existing court

If everybody/community respect court, then there will be no Religions

So, who respect Court?

Comment edited on 2018-01-03 11:36:18
9. 2018-01-03 13:26  
See, court,law and Religions behavior so cruel, no love, no generousity , and no empathy to Gay and Gays tears . They also show eternal enmity and devilish to Gays.

History told us, religions group had killed many gays and killing made Legal or Holly for them.

Why gays do not marry woman then divorce or Kill woman if law/Religions Push/Pressure you to marry?
Comment edited on 2018-01-03 13:31:09
10. 2018-01-03 15:07  
Should you gay to buy Letter as ticket to heaven and legalization?
Comment edited on 2018-01-03 15:08:37
11. 2018-01-26 14:27  
The Singapore system is a pragmatic but not a principled system, as it always has been. Though not giving legal recognition to the child, it allows the child to be raised. It is the same with not repealing 377A. It does not prosecute n
male homosexual acts but does not remove it from the book. In such cases, the child and the gay community will feel that they are able to survive but not to live life with dignity.

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