Surrogacy, Child's Welfare, and Public Policy in Adoption Applications: UKM v Attorney-General

[2019] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 263-273

Singapore Management University School of Law Research Paper No. 38/2019

11 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2019 Last revised: 22 Jun 2020

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Seow Hon Tan

Singapore Management University - School of Law

Date Written: March 19, 2019

Abstract

This case note discusses the Singapore High Court case of UKM, in which an order was granted to a gay man to adopt his biological son conceived through a gestational surrogacy arrangement in the United States. In particular, the High Court’s assessment of the welfare of the child and of public policy, in light of two factors — the prohibition of male homosexual acts in section 377A of the Penal Code and the de facto curtailment of domestic surrogacy by Singapore’s restrictive rules relating to the use of assisted reproduction technology services — will be examined.

Keywords: surrogacy, adoption

Suggested Citation

Tan, Seow Hon, Surrogacy, Child's Welfare, and Public Policy in Adoption Applications: UKM v Attorney-General (March 19, 2019). [2019] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 263-273, Singapore Management University School of Law Research Paper No. 38/2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3439218

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