You may identify a child through your own contacts. However, you must ensure how the child was sourced, matched and placed under your care does not contravene the laws of Singapore and the child’s country of origin. Notarised consent from the relevant persons must be obtained for the adoption.
MSF does not provide child matching services, but we can assist with the matching of children under state care.
If you are keen to adopt a child under state care, you may approach any of MSF’s authorised adoption agencies for more information, and for a suitability assessment. Once you have obtained a favourable assessment, you may contact MSF at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800-111-2222 and say “adoption” when prompted by the virtual assistant to be matched to a suitable child.
When you have identified a child to adopt, you will need to prepare the following documents:
You must obtain notarised consent of the biological parents. If the child’s biological parents are not available, obtain notarised consent from the following:
If you are unable to obtain the consent of one or both biological parents, or the relevant person as above, you will need to explain why the consent is not attainable. The affidavit (written statement declared under oath by the relevant parties in relation
to the adoption for the Court hearing) must detail exhaustive efforts made to locate the biological parent(s) and/or relevant person(s), such as efforts through the following channels:
The Consent for Adoption from the child’s biological parents or relevant persons must be prepared using the template prescribed by the Court and signed before a commissioner for oaths or notary public (refer to Family Justice Courts website for more information).
For the adoption of an unrelated child, the biological parent(s) or relevant person(s) must provide:
You may seek legal advice if you need help preparing the consent and affidavit.
You must obtain and ensure that all original documents regarding the child’s identity have been verified as authentic.
These documents include:
Only Court-sanctioned payments are permitted in the adoption application.
If you have incurred costs during the transfer of the child, you must provide a detailed cost breakdown of the amount with documentary proof of original receipts, contracts, and/or agreements for all payments.
Information to include: