Source Today Singapore
SINGAPORE — A gay Singaporean doctor will be allowed to adopt his five-year-old biological son born in the United States through a surrogate mother.
In a landmark decision on Monday (Dec 17), the High Court overturned an earlier ruling that rejected the man’s bid.
Delivering the three-judge panel’s decision, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said that granting the adoption order in this case would “violate the public policy against the formation of same-sex family units”, but this concern is not powerful enough to ignore the need to promote the welfare of the child and regard it as paramount.
This is the first adoption application here by someone who has openly declared himself to be homosexual and living with his same-sex partner.