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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 Family 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 Court 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

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018  2019 2020
Number of Adoption applications processed by GIA418396358352326387375433453363

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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.familyjusticecourts.gov.sg/who-we-are/statistics​​


​Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development​
​Updated on 22 July 2021 ​​