We are grateful for the opportunity to advocate for many Ghanaian children in need of permanent loving families. More and more prospective adoptive parents are choosing to adopt from Ghana. We are very happy to see this increased interest, as the need for permanency families for children in Africa is greater than any other regions in the world. It is very important for each adoptive prospective family familiarize themselves with the history and back ground of the country as well as the process of an intercountry adoption from Ghana.
Check out the latest post on Ghana adoption to learn more about the program.
Ghana is a small West African country located off the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana has a rich culture and history. May African American can trace their roots back to the shores of Ghana. Ghana’s official language is English, although many tribal languages are spoken in daily life. The largest tribes in Ghana include the Ashanti, the Ga and the Ewe (ay-way) tribes. Traditionally orphans in Ghana were “absorbed in” to the family’s fabric. Extended family members would take the child in and provide them with a permanent family. But, as the population has increased, and with the urbanization of the culture, more and more children are in need of alternative permanent placements. Therefore, the need for inter-country adoption as an option for permanency for the orphan children of Ghana has increased.
On September 16, 2016 Ghana deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption Convention (also known as Hague Convention). On January 1, 2017, the Hague Convention entered into force for Ghana. After reviewing Ghana’s Amended Children’s Act of 2016, and confirming the establishment of Ghana’s Central Authority, The United States has determined that it will now be able to issue Hague Adoption Certificates for adoptions from Ghana. Consular officers will verify on a case-by-case basis that an inter-country adoption can proceed in accordance with the Convention, as well as with U.S. laws and U.S. obligations.
The Central Adoption Authority of Ghana has not yet announced the accreditation process for adoption agencies. As such, we are not currently accepting new applications for this program. Families who remain interested in adopting from Ghana should contact our office directly for progress updates.
The Council on Accreditation (COA) is a national accrediting body approved by the United States Department of State to conduct Hague accreditation and approval reviews. COA invites the public to provide comment on inter-country adoption service providers seeking Hague accreditation or approval or renewal of Hague accreditation or approval. Click here to provide comment about services of Faith International Adoptions.
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