Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

The MSF website may undergo scheduled maintenance every Tues, Fri and Sun, from 12am to 9am.
Click here for the latest Safe Management Measures for weddings.
Click here for other COVID-19 advisories.
Click here for COVID-19 FAQs (for support schemes, etc).

Singapore Government

Take-up rate for adoption leave

Take-up rate for adoption leave


Mr Murali Pillai 
MP for Bukit Batok SMC

To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development what is the take-up rate for adoption leave after the legislative changes introduced in July 2017 that allows for adoptive mothers to get 12 weeks of adoption leave.

From 1 July to 31 December 2017, 67 mothers applied to adopt a child aged below 12 months. 24 have taken adoption leave. Not all of the adoptive mothers require adoption leave, as some may not be working. This number may still increase as adoptive mothers have the flexibility to take adoption leave till their adopted child turns 12 months old. 
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter More...

Related Media Room Items