In Singapore, a man’s application to adopt his biological son born through surrogacy in the United States, has been rejected. The court held that “the steps allowing him to have a child in the United States would not have been possible in the island state that does not allow unmarried couples to resort to surrogacy”. As a result, “he cannot then seek approval before courts of the same jurisdiction”. As far as the judges were concerned, this request was “an attempt to achieve the desired result through the window when the door was firmly closed”.
The child is now 4 years old. He will remain in his father’s care.