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Ghana

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We are pleased to announce our newest program in Ghana, located in West Africa.

The children of Ghana are beautiful with bright faces. They are kind, respectful and very playful despite their hardships. The majority of the children are orphans. According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), one million of the 48.3 million orphans south of the Sahara desert, live in Ghana; one quarter of whom have lost their parents to AIDS.

The children range from infant to sixteen years of age. Most of them are healthy although there are some with medical needs. Sibling groups are also available.

Visit our Photolisting of Waiting Children

Who can adopt...

  • Adopting parents must be at least 25 years old and 21 years older than the adoptive child.
  • Married couples
  • Single women can adopt
  • Single males may adopt only a male child

How to adopt...

The paper process to adopt from Ghana is similar to most foreign adoption procedures.

  • A family needs an approved Inter-country home study from a qualified adoption agency
  • Papers with USCIS (US Immigration) must be filed
  • Documents verifying birth, marriage, employment, criminal clearance, medical, and psychological evaluations, and letters of reference are some of the documents needed to assemble a dossier

In-country process...

It will take about 12 months after your completed dossier arrives in Ghana for the adoption process to be made final in Ghana.

Ghana MapTravel to Ghana...

Travel to Ghana is required. You can expect to spend approximately seven days there. At least one adoptive parent must travel for the Visa interview.

About the country...

Ghana is in West Africa, bordering on the Gulf of Guinea with a population of 22 million people. Ghana is known as the "gold coast", due to its natural resources of gold and diamonds. The country is mainly agricultural with a tropical climate. English is the primary dialect, with over 50 other languages and dialects.

Ghana resources...

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