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Only children who could not be placed in a foster home or adoptive home in Ghana are eligible for intercountry adoption. Prospective adoptive parents must reside in Ghana for at least three months before the adoption and must be at least 25 years old and 21 years older than the adopted child. Ghana does not allow adoption by same-sex couples. In 2011, 99 children were adopted from Ghana.

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International Waiting Children


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Ghana Adoption News

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A stocking is hung from the mantle. And a bedroom with purple walls and a canopied princess bed is ready for a little girl.
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October 23, 2007, 7:38 am
When Palo Alto High School parents John and Marci Stevens traveled to remote African villages with a charity organization that aims to...
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John - 3 months ago
Can someone from overseas adopt a family of five (spouses and their children) #1

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