Adoption Agencies and Information for Ghana
Our Agency, Adoption Services, Inc. can help you with a domestic adoption, but we are no longer doing international adoptions due to problems that can occur in any international adoption. We are a fully licensed non-profit adoption agency that helps birth parents and families living in any state in the U.S. and we can also help U.S. citizens living in any foreign country. Since our founding in 1985, we have worked with thousands of birth parents and adopting families from all over the world and our overall satisfaction rating is excellent. We are committed to putting your needs first and to helping you in every way possible. Feel free to contact us or call (toll-free 1(800)943-0400) if you have any questions or if you want our guidance or help. All calls are confidential and there is never any obligation or cost to you for our help.
Regarding adoptions from this foreign country:
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
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.