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Step 1: Attend Mandatory Adoption Briefings

Pre-Adoption Briefing

It is mandatory for all prospective adopters (including those wishing to adopt a biological child or stepchild) to attend a Pre-Adoption Briefing conducted by Social Service Agencies (SSAs) accredited by MSF, before they begin an adoption application. 

The briefing will cover topics such as the criteria and legal implications of adopting a child in Singapore, information on the adoption process and how to better prepare yourself for the adoption journey. You can choose to attend a briefing in a language of your choice.

You may register for pre-adoption briefing with any of the following MSF-appointed agencies via the following links:


Briefing on Disclosure of Adoptive Status

Early disclosure of adoption is important as it impacts the child’s confidence, self-esteem, and bonding with the adoptive parents.

You may register for disclosure briefing with any of the following MSF-appointed agencies via the following links:



Before the new Adoption of Children Act (ACA) 2022 takes effect:

  • Applicants are required to attend the Pre-Adoption Briefing (PAB)

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the briefing on disclosure of adoptive status


Under the new ACA 2022:

  • All applicants are required to undergo (a) a Pre-Adoption Briefing and (b) a briefing on disclosure of adoptive status, before making an application for an Adoption Suitability Assessment (ASA) conducted by adoption agencies authorised by MSF.