A family of four travelled to Ghana this month in an attempt to grow their family by four. They were thrilled to head to the country to adopt four siblings that they had secured through an adoption agency. However, when they got to Ghana, the inevitable happened. According to Christine Moghadam’s blog, http://themoghadamsjourneytoafrica.blogspot.com, the family was originally very excited to head to Ghana and secure their children.
Yet then they got there, an anonymous phone call sent them to jail with allegations of adopting the children for sex trafficking. Being a strong Christian family, the Moghadam’s promised that they would never do such a thing. However, the Ghanaian officials were not quick to believe their claims of innocence, and held the parents in incarcerationl. Their children were placed in a Ghanaian orphanage. The couple was released only a day or two later, and the Ghanaian government eventually apologized for their overreaction.
The Moghadam’s are currently still in Ghana awaiting visas for their children so that they can bring the little ones home. This is a drastic occurrence, but the fact is that adoption complications often occur. Whether it’s a complication that sends the parents to jail unjustly or simply a paperwork mess-up that delays an adoption process, securing a child from another country is not a process that you should embark on your own. You will want a family law attorney with you every step of the way so that you won’t end up in a dire situation.
A well-informed family attorney can fight for you all the way, making sure that you are given the treatment that you deserve and are able to get your child as soon as possible. Depending on whether or not the country that you child is in is a part of the Hague Convention will change your adoption process, and certain international locations require paperwork or background checks that aren’t required in America. Talk to a Jacksonville family law attorney for more information.