Child Assist Agency
Adoption in Ghana

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can adopt?

To be eligible to adopt, the prospective adoptive parents must be at least twenty-five (25) years of age and at least twenty-one (21) years older than the child at the time of application. An application for adoption may be made jointly by a husband and wife. An application may also be made by a single person but only if that person is female. A male who is single may only adopt their own biological child or also in situations where the court determines is a special circumstance.

Who can be adopted?

Anyone under the age of 18 may be adopted. However some countries like the USA require that for a child to be adopted and brought into their jurisdiction, that child must be younger than 16 years.

What is the adoption process?

The process for adopting a child can be summarized as follows:

  1. If intercountry adoption, satisfy your country’s eligibility criteria.
  2. Apply to the Department of Social Welfare to be found eligible to adopt.
  3. Be matched to be placed with a child.
  4. Arrive in Ghana to complete all the necessary procedure to adopt the child if intercountry adoption.
  5. Finalise the adoption.
  6. If intercountry adoption, apply for a visa to take your child home.

How much will it cost?

Please contact us for a complete set of fees associated with both domestic and intercountry adoptions in Ghana.