Adopting in Ghana

Children’s Adoption Services is the first international adoption agency approved in Ghana under the Hague Convention!

Adoption Overview:

Children Available for Adoption:

  • Children aged 1 year and older at the time of referral
  • Sibling groups
  • Older children 6 to 12 years old
  • Children with special needs

Parent Requirements:

  • Married couples at least 25 years old and married for at least 2 years
  • Single women of Ghanaian heritage
  • Parents must be between 21-50 years older than the child
  • Parents cannot have a criminal record

Travel Requirements:

  • Two trips to Ghana
    • First Trip: 4.5 to 5 weeks
    • Second Trip: 3 to 4 weeks

Adoption Timeline:

  • Please note that this is a pilot program and timelines provided are estimates until our first few Ghanaian adoptions are completed
  • 6 to 12 months from dossier submission to referral
  • 4 to 6 months from referral until finalization