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Going online to find babies for adoption

Trend emerged in last 2 years as fewer babies are up for adoption

Published on Jun 13, 2014 7:02 AM
 
-- ST ILLUSTRATION: MARLONE RUBIO

With fewer babies to adopt here in the past decade, some people are turning to online forums to look for a baby or give their child up for adoption.

On popular parenting website Singapore Motherhood, dozens of posts on adoption can be found.

They are mainly from prospective parents, such as one that went, "Hi, I'm desperately looking for a baby to adopt and I'm willing to pay for medical costs".

This trend appears to have emerged in the past two years and echoes similar trends in countries like the United States and China, as the demand for babies exceeds supply globally.

 
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