The process for adopting a child can be summarized as follows:

  1. If intercountry adoption, satisfy your country’s eligibility criteria.
  2. Apply to the Department of Social Welfare to be found eligible to adopt.
  3. Be matched to be placed with a child.
  4. Arrive in Ghana to complete all the necessary procedure to adopt the child if intercountry adoption.
  5. Finalise the adoption.
  6. If intercountry adoption, apply for a visa to take your child home.

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