Number of adoptions in Singapore last year was the highest in nearly a decade

Beautician Lin Xiu Zhen, 32, and her businessman husband Ivan Yeo, 34, adopted a baby girl from Malaysia two years ago.
Beautician Lin Xiu Zhen, 32, and her businessman husband Ivan Yeo, 34, adopted a baby girl from Malaysia two years ago.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - The number of children who found adoptive parents here last year was the highest in almost a decade, as more couples suffer from fertility problems and become more open to adoption, said those who work with adoptive parents.

There were 432 adoption applications last year, preliminary figures from the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) showed. This is 15 per cent more than the 375 in 2017.

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