Child Assist Agency
Adoption in Ghana

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are we?

We are an adoption consultancy in Accra, Ghana. Child Assist Agency is not an adoption service provide.

What do we do?

We provide you with all the information you need when adopting a child in Ghana. We also consult on other ways to expand your family such as the surrogacy and IVF procedures.

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.

What is the timeline?

Adopting in Ghana could take about 3 months to a year to complete.

How much will it cost?

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

What happens after adoption?

Upon the grant by the court of an adoption order, the prospective adoptive parent assumes the parental rights, duties, obligations and liabilities of the adopted child with respect to custody, maintenance and education.