Adoption

In Malaysia, a person may adopt a child under the Adoption Act 1952 or Registration of Adoption Act 1952 provided they satisfy the conditions stated under the respective Acts. We have extensive experience in providing representation and legal advisory services to individuals who are interested to adopt children both under the Malaysian Registration of Adoption Act 1952 and Adoption Act 1952.

Our Services

Our services and support include, but is not limited to the following areas:

  • Advising and assisting parents in adopting children who are born either to Malaysian parents or non-Malaysian parents
  • Representing parents in court to legalise the adoption of the child
  • Assisting parents and the court in contacting the child’s biological parents, if needed Contacting and liaising with the National Registration
  • Department in the issuance of the child’s post-adoption birth certificate after the adoption order is granted
  • Providing legal opinions to non-Malaysian parents who wish to obtain foreign citizenship for the child Advising and assisting parents in registering the birth of the child via the late registration process under the Birth and Death Registration Act 1957

Our Experience

Advised and reprsented Malaysian and non-Malaysian parents in court during the adoption process. The adoption process includes obtaining an interim court order to dispense the attendance of the child’s biological parents during the court proceedings and obtaining the adoption order for the child.Advised and reprsented Malaysian and non-Malaysian parents in court during the adoption process. The adoption process includes obtaining an interim court order to dispense the attendance of the child’s biological parents during the court proceedings and obtaining the adoption order for the child.
Advised and assisted potential adoptive parents in obtaining the adoptive child’s birth certificate via the late birth registration process. This process involves among others, the compilation of documents and interviews of the witnesses of the child’s birth by the JPN officers.

Related Services

We also advise and assist parents in seeking for declarations of citizenship for children who are registered by the NRD as stateless.

RAYMOND MAH
MANAGING PARTNER
LESLEY LIM
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
PRISILLA CHONG  
ASSOCIATE
JASMINE WONG
ASSOCIATE
ERIC TOH 
ASSOCIATE
 JANESSA KOK
ASSOCIATE
WONG SUE ANN
ASSOCIATE
 BRYAN BOO
PUPIL
FATIN HAFIZA HASHAM
PUPIL

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