Ghana Adoption


About The Children

Children ages 3 to 15 years are waiting in Ghana for forever families Some sibling groups may be available.

Are you interested in Kinship-Relative Adoption? Contact us for more information.


Applicants should be more than 25 years old and a maximum age of 50.
Couples where one parent is over 50 may adopt on a case by case basis.
Both applicants much be 21 years older than the child.
Couples must be married at least 2 years.
Families with up to 5 children may adopt, but smaller families are preferred by Ghana Social Welfare.
Single women may adopt ONLY if they are Ghanaian.
Families with health and mental issues will be considered on a case by case basis.
Adoptive parents with any criminal history Considered on a case by case basis. (Applicants with a criminal history of child abuse, violence or domestic violence are not eligible to adopt.).

Travel and Time Frame


Three trips are required or an extended stay in country.  The first trip is soon after referral acceptance.  A one month “bonding period” is required. Both parents must travel for this.  It is possible that after two to three weeks, one can return home.  The second trip is to attend the court hearing, which is approximately six months later.  The third trip is one to two months after court for the child’s visa appointment at the U.S. Embassy.  The second and third trips are for one to two weeks.

Time Frame

The average time between referral and picking up the child is about 8-10 months.  The entire adoption process can take about 16 to 24 months.


CHI has worked with adoptions for almost 50 years.  Our team in Ghana takes great care of our families from start to finish.  CHI’s International Specialist is an adoptive mom and also has over 30 years of experience.  She will be available should you have any questions before and during your stay. We look forward to helping you adopt from Ghana!

Want To Learn More
About Ghana?

CHI will be happy to talk with you to discuss your hopes and dreams concerning adopting from Ghana.  Please contact us to schedule a phone call.  We are pleased to go over the entire process and answer any questions you might have.

Click here to go to the State Department Website!

Click here to go to the Centers for Disease Control Website on International Adoption!

Go to the CIA World Factbook on all countries!

You may be eligible for the Adoption Tax Credit! For 2023 the maximum dollar limit for the Adoption Tax Credit is $15,950 per child. Contact your tax advisor for more information

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