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Rachel Ong on Adoption of Children Bill

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Much can still be done to open hearts and minds in Singapore to the idea of adoption, said MP Rachel Ong in Parliament on Monday (May 9). She pointed out that adoption applications have fluctuated in recent years, with only a tiny fraction being for children under state care. At the same time, demand for assisted reproduction technology procedures has surged, leading to policy changes such as a higher age limit and increased co-funding. Ms Ong said perhaps similar assistance would one day be provided to families deemed suitable to adopt. She urged Parliament, and Singaporeans, to consider adoption as a real and viable option to starting and growing families, alongside assisted reproduction schemes.

Much can still be done to open hearts and minds in Singapore to the idea of adoption, said MP Rachel Ong in Parliament on Monday (May 9). She pointed out that adoption applications have fluctuated in recent years, with only a tiny fraction being for children under state care. At the same time, demand for assisted reproduction technology procedures has surged, leading to policy changes such as a higher age limit and increased co-funding. Ms Ong said perhaps similar assistance would one day be provided to families deemed suitable to adopt. She urged Parliament, and Singaporeans, to consider adoption as a real and viable option to starting and growing families, alongside assisted reproduction schemes.

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