I am a Christian. I work for a secular agency. This is a personal blog and therefore I blog from my personal perspective as a Christian. However, I want to make it very clear to anybody who may be reading my blog and interested in adopting from Ghana and/or through Adoption Advocates International that you do not have to be a Christian to adopt from Ghana. You may have to be a Christian to adopt from some orphanages, but there are many orphanages that have no religious requirements.
I want you to know that if you aren't a Christian, you don't have to worry that I will be unhappy about working with you or that you will be otherwise unwelcome in AAI's program. Not at all! I have worked with many non-Christians and I think they would confirm that they felt welcome and cared-for in this program. Like-wise, I think they would feel that when visiting Ghana they didn't feel discriminated against for not being Christian. After all, the cornerstone for all Christians is to be "Christ-like" and Christ was nothing if not kind and loving to non-Christians!
If you aren't Christian and you're adopting from Ghana I do think you should be prepared for the question, "Are you a Christian?" Ghanaians tend to be very evangelistic Christians. It's not at all a private issue there. You might want to think about how you'll answer that question when you travel. The main concern from your child's caregiver *may* be (I can't know for sure) that you allow your child to continue in the Christian faith once they are in America. [This is assuming your child has been in the Christian faith while living in Ghana.]
So! If you've happened upon this blog and you're an AAI family (or considering it), welcome! My Christian faith is displayed very prominently here, even when I am discussing aspects of my work with the Ghana program. If you don't happen to be Christian, please know that I keep my faith separate from my work when it comes to the official communications I have with families. You need not worry that I will push my faith into your adoption experience.