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Children born to Singaporeans conceived through surrogacy overseas

Type: Parliamentary Questions

Topic(s): Children & Families


Question

Assoc Prof Daniel Goh Pei Siong
Non-Constituency Member of Parliament

To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development regarding children born to Singaporeans who were conceived through surrogacy overseas (a) how many of such children are currently residing in Singapore; (b) what percentage of these children are being cared for by married couples who may not be their biological parents; (c) whether these couples are legal guardians of these children; and (d) what options are available to these couples to secure the children's well-being.

Answer

1. The Government does not track the number of children that Singaporeans have through overseas surrogacy procedures.

2. How the law treats the relationship between a couple and their child conceived through overseas surrogacy procedures varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Such couples may wish to seek legal advice on their rights and responsibilities for the child under Singapore law.