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Post by bitfitz » Thu, 26 Mar 2009 2:25 pm

I have been living and working in Singapore with my husband for 8 months and have finally created an account on this site! This is my first post. The title is self explanatory. We are very interested in adoption and are trying to learn as much about it as possible. Can anyone provide any relative information as far as where to start / adoption agencies / regulations / etc...?

I have been searching around the internet for days trying to obtain as much information as possible and have been emailing many people, but realize first hand experience and advice is usually the best way to go.

We are especially interested in adopting from Cambodia as we have done some volunteer work there, but our hearts and minds are open to adopting a baby from any where our path leads us. Thank you so much!

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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 26 Mar 2009 5:23 pm

Unless things have changed in the last few years, the US state department prohibits Americans from adopting Cambodian children. The reason is simple: An adoption costs around US$ 12,000. The median income in Cambodia is around US$ 300. The place is incredibly corrupt. There is strong incentive for women to have babies just to sell them to an adoption agency. So, rather than curing a problem you add to it.

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Post by bitfitz » Thu, 26 Mar 2009 5:38 pm

well the point is definitely NOT to add to the problem, so thanks for the advice....

is this so even for children in an orphanage in Cambodia?

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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 26 Mar 2009 8:56 pm

I am not a lawyer. I have not adopted. I have simply come across this information as I have read and researched about Indochina.

You might check a couple of these links, though.

http://adoption.state.gov/ - Guidelines for adoption.

http://singapore.usembassy.gov/adoptions.html - Singapore Embassy on Adoption.

http://adoption.state.gov/country/cambodia.html - Adoptions from Cambodia - you basically cannot do it.

http://adoption.state.gov/about/how/chi ... ility.html - Eligibility rules to get that all important US approval and visa.

Good luck - you do an honorable thing - and too many have turned it into a corrupt business.

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Post by esummers46 » Thu, 09 Apr 2009 1:54 pm

I am also new to Singapore (American citizen) and interested in pursuing adoption. Have you gotten any further in the process? I would love know if you have found an agency or anyone to help you process everything...

If you have any usefull info that you could share, please email me at esummers46@yahoo.com

Thanks!

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Post by puppi » Thu, 14 May 2009 4:05 pm

esummers46 wrote:I am also new to Singapore (American citizen) and interested in pursuing adoption. Have you gotten any further in the process? I would love know if you have found an agency or anyone to help you process everything...

If you have any usefull info that you could share, please email me at esummers46@yahoo.com

Thanks!

Hello, My husband & i just had 2nd interview yesterday with our adoption agent. It was sounds very nice to us, that we may be have baby end of next month. puppiwu@gmail.com is my contact mail. I am open for any exchange matters.
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Post by TennoHekka » Wed, 20 May 2009 2:33 am

bitfitz wrote:I have been living and working in Singapore with my husband for 8 months and have finally created an account on this site! This is my first post. The title is self explanatory. We are very interested in adoption and are trying to learn as much about it as possible. Can anyone provide any relative information as far as where to start / adoption agencies / regulations / etc...?

I have been searching around the internet for days trying to obtain as much information as possible and have been emailing many people, but realize first hand experience and advice is usually the best way to go.

We are especially interested in adopting from Cambodia as we have done some volunteer work there, but our hearts and minds are open to adopting a baby from any where our path leads us. Thank you so much!
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hi i am interested in adoptiontion

Post by kirthi vaasan » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 2:37 pm

hi so interesting to see all your remarks, i already have adopted children and looking forward for 1 more. alredy did my home study and because its about 13 months now i have to do it all over again, my agent told me this yesterday and i am fuming, there is a little baby boy waiting for me in malaysia. please pray for me, so that i can have him in my hands soon.

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Post by cseilers74 » Tue, 29 Mar 2011 4:35 pm

Hello, I am new to this forum and have just registered. My husband and I are wanting to adpot and are just starting the process. We are very new to the process and a little unfamiliar with the process. Can anyone give me any recommendations as to where to start and if it is even possible to do adoptions in Singapore as an American? Thank you!

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Post by Mad Scientist » Wed, 30 Mar 2011 5:47 am

cseilers74 wrote:Hello, I am new to this forum and have just registered. My husband and I are wanting to adpot and are just starting the process. We are very new to the process and a little unfamiliar with the process. Can anyone give me any recommendations as to where to start and if it is even possible to do adoptions in Singapore as an American? Thank you!
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Post by watari » Tue, 05 Apr 2011 9:47 am

cseilers74 I see that you are looking for a child to adopt here in Singapore,what a coincidence because i'm too looking to adopt a child.
Do you want to talk more about it together?

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Post by canuckmum » Tue, 11 Sep 2012 6:26 pm

Is this still active?

Curious to know how the adoption process worked out for those posting here? We are Canadian expats looking to adopt a Singaporean child and want to get feedback on VWOs (for the HSR) and adoption agents. Can anyone PM me?
Do I even need an HSR for adoption of a local child? Are there many Singaporean children for adoption?

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Re: Adoption in Singapore

Post by offshoreoildude » Tue, 11 Sep 2012 8:28 pm

canuckmum wrote:Is this still active?

Curious to know how the adoption process worked out for those posting here? We are Canadian expats looking to adopt a Singaporean child and want to get feedback on VWOs (for the HSR) and adoption agents. Can anyone PM me?
Do I even need an HSR for adoption of a local child? Are there many Singaporean children for adoption?
I've successfully adopted a SC child through a local agent.

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Re: Adoption in Singapore

Post by canuckmum » Wed, 12 Sep 2012 5:09 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:
canuckmum wrote:Is this still active?

Curious to know how the adoption process worked out for those posting here? We are Canadian expats looking to adopt a Singaporean child and want to get feedback on VWOs (for the HSR) and adoption agents. Can anyone PM me?
Do I even need an HSR for adoption of a local child? Are there many Singaporean children for adoption?
I've successfully adopted a SC child through a local agent.
Just replied on my other post and then saw this. Can you pm me the name of your local agent and how you found them in terms of ease to deal with. Also some details of length of process etc. Much appreciated! I would PM you but I'm too new to the forum apparently to warrant PM privileges!

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