Ghana Adoption Overview

Carolina Adoption Services is seeking to be accredited to do international adoptions in Ghana in 2019. Ghana is currently implementing new adoption regulations under the Hague. The pilot program of families for our Ghana program is at capacity. If you’re interested and would like to be put on a waiting list please contact Alexis Sullivan, or 336-275-9660 (ext. 122).


 CAS Ghana Information Packet

Program Updates




International Program Team Lead: Alexis Sullivan


Children Available: 
Children available for adoption in Ghana are aged 1 year or older at the time of referral, sibling groups, older children (6 to 12 years), and children with special needs. Children reside in government approved and monitored orphanages.

Parent Requirements:  Married couples must be at least 25 years old and 21 years older than the child with a maximum age of 50 years for non-Ghanaian. Couples should be married for at least 2 years. Single women must be of Ghanaian heritage. Parents cannot have any criminal record.

Travel Requirements: Two trips to Ghana. The first trip is approximately 4.5 to 5 weeks, the second trip is approximately 3 to 4 weeks.

Adoption Timeline – Please note that this is a pilot program and timelines provided are estimates until our first few Ghanaian adoptions are completed. 6-12 months from dossier submission to referral then 4 to 6 months from referral until finalization.

Ghana Program Highlights

  • Children receive very good care while awaiting adoption.
  • Available children are one year and older at the time of referral. There are children in good overall health as well as children with additional medical needs.
  • CAS works with reputable Foreign Supervise Providers in Ghana