Child Assist Agency
Adoption in Ghana

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Adoption in Ghana

Child Assist Agency is an adoption consultancy. We provide information on both domestic and intercountry adoptions.

There are two main types of adoption in Ghana.

  1. Adoption of orphans or abandoned children (Non-Relative Adoption) and
  2. Adoption of relatives (Relative Adoption)

Non-Relative Adoption

This is a type of adoption where prospective adoptive parents wish to adopt a child they are not related to in any way. A child under this category would be usually adopted from an orphanage. The prospective adoptive parent is free to choose how involved the Agency is and the Agency exists to support the prospective adoptive parent as and how they wish.

Foreign and domestic prospective adoptive parents who adopt under these circumstances are people who simply want to give a child a chance to survive in this world. Most children are abandoned through no fault of theirs, and this type of adoption ensures that these children are given a loving home to grow up in.

Relative Adoption

This is a type of adoption where prospective adoptive parents wish to adopt a relative below the age of 18 years. This is the most common type of adoption in Ghana and is done by both local and foreign prospective adoptive parents. There are specific conditions to be met before a prospective adoptive parents can adopt a relative. The Agency advises the prospective adoptive parents on what these conditions are.

Relative adoption is popular with prospective adoptive parents who would like to take on the responsibilities of taking care of a relative's child. Be it their sister's child or their grandchild, a prospective adoptive parent chooses to adopt a relative to give this child a home where the child's biological parents could not.

Majority of domestic or intercountry adoptions are relative adoptions. This is a popular option for several reasons;

  • A family collectively wants to care for a relative in some manner,
  • Relative adoption is relatively easier than adoption of a stranger, since a familial relationship is already in existence between the future adoptive parent and child, the court system may make the process a bit easier and less lengthy,
  • There is also usually less adjustments needed to be made between the prospective adoptive parents and the child which makes the adoptions transition easier.

The steps to adopt a child in Ghana are as follows;

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

Other Services

Apart from offering advice and information to our clients on how we can help them adopt a child in Ghana, we also provide information on other ways to help a client expand their family. Our services include the provision of information on the surrogacy and In Vitro Fertilisation processes in Ghana. Coming by such information in Ghana requires extensive research and often, hospitals and clinics do not wish to divulge such information to potential clients unless these clients have been to their facilities personally and have had one on one consultations with their doctors. 

Child Assist Agency steps in to ensure that both local and international clients have access to such information without going through the vigorous interviews and processes that these hospitals and clinics require potential clients to go through in order to just provide them with the basic information they seek. The Agency provides a comparison of these facilities and their fees and can act on behalf of the client to obtain all necessary information for a client until the client is ready to approach these facilities for help.

Clients interested in learning more about how we can help them can contact us for more information or fill out our online application to begin.