“Why am I being punished? I just want to start my own family.”

For single unwed mothers in Singapore, giving birth isn’t enough to become recognised as a parent; you are legally required to sign adoption papers to legitimise the child. Ching and Cally—a queer couple expecting a newborn in a few months—fall into the category of single unwed mothers, since same-sex marriage isn’t legalised here.

But despite all the struggles they face, from legal matters to societal stigma, Ching and Cally are determined to raise their child in the best way they can. Like any other parent in Singapore.

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