Prospective parents turning to online forums to aid adoption efforts

There were 432 adoption applications in 2018, preliminary figures from the Ministry of Social and Family Development showed. This is 15 per cent more than the 375 in 2017.
There were 432 adoption applications in 2018, preliminary figures from the Ministry of Social and Family Development showed. This is 15 per cent more than the 375 in 2017.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Desperate to give a baby up for adoption or anxious to adopt, some people are turning to online parenting forums to find what they are looking for.

The practice is not illegal, unless the birth parents profit financially, say lawyers The Straits Times spoke to.

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