Grenada

Grenada, also known as the “Island of Spice” or “Spice Isle”, is an English-speaking island in the Eastern Caribbean consisting of the island of Grenada and few smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines, including Carriacou and Petit Martinique. Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of St. Vincent and The Grenadines. The Child Protection Authority of Grenada is the adoption authority in Grenada.

Grenada enables both private adoptions as well as the adoption of children who are wards of the state and who reside either in small children’s homes or in government approved and supervised foster homes.

Once it is determined by the Child Protection Authority that adoption is in the child’s best interest and the child is matched with an appropriate prospective adoptive family either locally or internationally, the Board of the Child Protection Authority makes a recommendation for the adoption to occur.  Then an attorney petitions the High Courts of Grenada for the court hearing and the approval of the adoption.

Creative Adoptions, Inc. is honored to have the privilege of being able to partner with the Child Protection Authority of Grenada in the provision of a full range of pre- and post-adoption support services to prospective adoptive families who are desirous of adopting a child from Grenada!

Basic Requirements:
** Couples or single mothers are eligible.
** The minimum age is 21 for couples and 25 for singles. There is no official maximum age limit. Applicants ages 50 and older are assessed on a case-by-case basis
** Previous divorce(s) is/are acceptable.
** There is no length of marriage requirement.
** After the adoption is complete, formal post adoption reports with photos are required by Grenada for 1 year: one at 3, 6 and 12 months after you come home with your child(ren) and one at 12 months. In addition, families need to submit self-reports annually thereafter – starting from the 2nd year post-adoption until the child reaches 18 years of age.

The Children:

**Most typically, the children who become legally available for adoption are between infancy and 15 years of age.

**Most of the children referred for international adoption are wards of the state.  However, there are occasionally private adoption cases presented.

Travel Requirements:
** Families are required to make a minimum of 2 trips to Grenada: with the purpose of the first trip being to meet the child(ren) identified, confirm acceptance and formally petition the courts to adopt the child; and with the purpose of the 2nd trip being to appear in court, obtain custody of the child once the adoption is finalized, obtain all post-court documents and to engage in all the post-adoption activities that result in the issuance of the visa for the child by the U.S. Embassy in Barbados which has jurisdiction over Grenada.  The Child Protection Authority reserves the right to request an interim trip.
** Once the adoption process can begin, it is currently taking approximately 4 to 6 months for the adoption to be finalized, the post-adoption paperwork and visa for your child obtained.
** Full in country support services are provided while you are in both Grenada and Barbados. You are met at the airport at your point of entry and representatives are available to you throughout your entire in country stay.
NOTE: Our comprehensive information packet includes a detailed description of this program, an estimate of the total fees for services rendered, and the payment schedule for these fees. For more information about this program and to receive our information packet, please contact us at:

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