"A gay man in Singapore has been given the right to adopt a child that he became a father via a surrogate mother, in a judgment that is ground-breaking in the conservative country."
"the Man first tried to get permission to adopt a child in Singapore, but were told that a same-sex couple would be unlikely to get permission to do it. He paid a surrogate mother in the united states, who gave birth to a boy who is now five years old. The boy was then taken to Singapore where the man applied for adoption."
"A court at the lower level said no to the adoption, a decision of Singapore's highest court now unravels. The judge stressed, however, that it is about ensuring the child's best interests, and that it is not an approval of what the man has done."
"Surrogacy is banned in Singapore, and not marriages between two people of the same gender is allowed. A law from colonial times that prohibits sex between men, still applies, even if it is rarely used."