Gay man loses bid to adopt sur­ro­gate son

The New Age (Gauteng) - - NEWS -

SIN­GA­PORE: A gay Sin­ga­porean man has failed in a bid to for­mally adopt his bi­o­log­i­cal son fa­thered via a sur­ro­gate in the US at a cost of $200 000 (R2.4m). The man, a doc­tor in a long-term re­la­tion­ship, ini­tially ap­proached au­thor­i­ties about adopt­ing in the city-state but was told a ho­mo­sex­ual cou­ple were un­likely to get per­mis­sion, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments. The cou­ple trav­elled to the US where the doc­tor un­der­went pro­ce­dures for in-vitro fer­til­i­sa­tion and found a sur­ro­gate who agreed to carry his child for $200 000. A son was born and as the bi­o­log­i­cal fa­ther, the doc­tor, who has not been iden­ti­fied, was al­lowed to bring him back to Sin­ga­pore to live with him. The boy is now four. – AFP

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