MAILBAG

Let's talk about adoption

Malaysian singer-dancer Tan Bee Keow is Indian by race, but was adopted by a Chinese family when she was a baby. She speaks fluent Mandarin.
Malaysian singer-dancer Tan Bee Keow is Indian by race, but was adopted by a Chinese family when she was a baby. She speaks fluent Mandarin. PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE

It is courageous of these individuals to share their stories of being adopted children.

My wife and I have also journeyed through the process of adoption and it has brought us tremendous joy. It is sad that adoption is still such a taboo subject here.

It is my wife's and my hope that adoption can be made less of a "business", that every child be given a chance to live a good and fulfilling live and for couples struggling with fertility issues to find satisfaction in having a family of their own.


David Sim

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2015, with the headline 'Mailbag Nothing like a real book Let's talk about adoption Travelling for the love of music'. Print Edition | Subscribe