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Adoption Statistics

Adoption

Adoption Statistics

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ADOPTION

ADOPTION PROCESS

Adoption is a legal process that ceases the rights and duties of birth parents in caring for a child, and transfers them to adoptive parents. 

The Court will instruct applicants to seek consent from the Director-General of Social Welfare (DGSW) from MSF to act as Guardian-In-Adoption (GIA) for the child during the adoption process. The GIA has the duty of safeguarding the interest of the child before the Court and would conduct the n​ecessary social investigations into t​he circumstances of the adoption application before submitting an affidavit to the Court. The Family Justice Courts will make the final decision on the adoption application, taking into account the child's welfare.  
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Table: Number of Adoption Applications processed by the Guardian-in-Adoption (GIA), by Year

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021
Number of Adoption applications processed by GIA396
358
352
326
387
375
433
453
363
328

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Chart: Number of Adoption Applications processed by the Guardian-in-Adoption (GIA), by Year

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​ Do​wnload: Adoption-Statistics.xlsx

The number of adoption orders can be found at: ​​​https://www.judiciary.gov.sg/who-we-are/statistics​​​


​Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development​
​Updated on 11 April 2022