Adoption Agencies and Information for Ghana
The Department of Social Welfare may consider an application for intercountry adoption as an alternative means of child care, if a child cannot be placed in a foster or adoptive family in Ghana or cannot in any suitable manner be cared for in Ghana. A court may grant an intercountry adoption order if it is in the best interests of the child.
PATTERNS OF IMMIGRATION OF ADOPTED ORPHANS TO THE U.S.: Recent U.S. immigrant visa statistics reflect the following pattern for visa issuance to Ghanaian orphans:
Fiscal Year Number of Immigrant Visas Issued
FY 2005 20
FY 2004 13
FY 2003 6
FY 2002 8
FY 2001 18
ADOPTION AUTHORITY IN GHANA:
The Department of Social Welfare
Client Services Unit
P.O. Box M230
GHANA EMBASSY AND CONSULATES IN THE UNITED STATES:
Embassy of Ghana,
3512 International Drive, N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Telephone (202) 686-4520
For more information about adoption from this country and about adoption agencies that can assist you, please visit the websites below. Prospective adoptive parents are advised to fully research any of the adoption agencies they plan to use for adoption services.
Ghana: Additional Adoption Agencies and Contact Information
*Footnote: The Joint Council for International Children’s Services (JCICS) is one of the oldest and largest membership associations of licensed non-profit international adoption agencies. All of the above adoption agencies are listed as members of JCICS.
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This site is intended as a very general guide to assist adopting persons who are considering the adoption of a child from a foreign country. External links should not be construed as an endorsement of the site, the adoption agencies listed, or of the information contained within the sites