Adoption of Children in Singapore

Adopting a child in Singapore

Adoption is a legal process whereby parental rights over a child are conferred to the applicants. Once adoption is complete the parental ties to the original parents are severed. The adopters become the parents and take on all parental rights, duties, obligations and liabilities in relation to the child. Married spouses may jointly apply for adoption of a child.

Child adoption in Singapore is primarily regulated by the Adoption of Children Act (ACA). IRB Law provides guidance and assistance on the eligibility of adoptive parents, procedural elements involved in adoption, legal implications, and other related adoption services.


Areas of focus

  • General adoption guidance
  • Procedural aspects of adoption
  • Legal implications in adoption
  • Unmarried expectant couples
  • Expectant single mothers
  • Adopting partners child

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Meet some of the adoption lawyers at IRB

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Mohamed Baiross

Managing Partner

Baiross is the managing partner of IRB Law LLP. He is an experienced lawyer with an excellent reputation across a broad selection of practice areas including divorce, insolvency, crime, probate, syariah, and civil litigation.

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Jeremy Cheong


Jeremy has particular expertise in civil and commercial matters, for both transactional and dispute resolution matters. He regularly handles litigation, international arbitration, insolvency, and restructuring matters.

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Muntaz Binte Zainuddin


Muntaz is a partner in I.R.B. Law and oversees the work of associates as well as manages the firm with the Managing Partner. She holds two degrees from the National University of Singapore.

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Abdul Aziz


Mr Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rashid holds a law degree from the National University of Singapore and heads a team of lawyers in the firm who handle both contentious and non-contentious Muslim law matters.

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