Ghana Adoption Overview

Carolina Adoption Services announces our accreditation approval to provide Intercountry Adoption Services in Ghana! We are looking forward to walking alongside families and creating homecomings for Ghanian children with their forever families!

We are so excited to be the first international adoption agency approved in Ghana under the Hague Convention! At this time, our pilot program is almost at capacity. Once the program reaches capacity, all other families will be put on a waiting list. Please contact Alexis Sullivan at or (336) 275-9660 EXT 122 for further information.  


 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