I also wrote an email to www.babybonus.gov.sg, to confirm my suspicion. My question:
Would like to enquire more about baby bonus.
The info provided on the web says, children adopted by widows, widowers and divorcees are considered eligible.
What about children born out of wedlock?
Dear Ms Lee
We refer to your e-mail dated 2 Jul 08.
2 Please accept our apologies for the delay in reply.
3 Regulation 4A(2) of the Children Development Co-savings Act states that children born on or after 1st Aug 04 shall be eligible to become a member of the Scheme if his mother is lawfully married to his natural father at the time he is conceived; or becomes lawfully married to his natural father after he is conceived. whether or not such marriage remains subsisting.
4 As such, we regret that children born out of wedlock are not eligible for the Scheme.
Tan Yeong Sian
Family Services Officer
Baby Bonus and Adoption Branch
for Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports