CCAI’s experience and support make it the trusted leader in China adoption! Our agency has been operating in China since it opened its doors in 1992 and has placed more children from China than any other international agency worldwide.
Complete a Medical Conditions Checklist together with your Application to help CCAI know more about your adoption expectations!
Established more than 30 years ago out of a need for families for healthy infant girls, today’s China adoption program now focuses on serving those children in desperate need of a family – older children and those with medical special needs. CCAI’s parent preparation resources give families the tools they need to successfully welcome a special child into their hearts and home.
At present, the China adoption program is heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and adoptions are unable to be finalized, but CCAI is committed to keeping its families informed of any new developments.
Child Age Range: 2-16 years
Sibling Groups: No
Marriage Length: 2 years
Single Women: Yes
Expat Accepted: Yes
In country travel: One trip, 14-17 days
There are many children in need of forever families. Meet some of these precious kids currently waiting for adoption!
Love without Boundaries has a comprehensive, informative, and educational guide for families considering adopting a child with medical/special needs.
Adopting a Child with Special Needs
The National Organization for Rare Diseases can also be a wonderful resource!
At this time, no; China adoption today is a program for children with identified medical conditions. Unfortunately, China adoption may not be the right program for your family if you seek a young child with very little or no medical needs. However, many beautiful children are waiting, and we welcome you to contact CCAI’s Waiting Child Program for current statistics on the most common conditions we see!
CCAI places all MCCs on file in the order they are received. As children’s files become available from the CCCWA, we can use those MCCs to determine a potential child match. We then contact a family directly about a child and email the child’s entire file to the family. In other cases, families become aware of a child through CCAI’s advocacy or another agency’s photo listing, internet advocacy, Rainbow Kids, etc. If you find a child you would like to learn more about, please don’t hesitate to contact CCAI, and we would be happy to inquire on your behalf!
Families adopting from Bulgaria must work with a Hague-accredited or COA-accredited home study agency to complete their home study report. If you are living in CO, FL, GA, TX, or WY, CCAI will be your home study provider. For all other states, please visit the link below to find a home study provider in your area.
CCAI requires 12+ hours of training time which meets the requirements of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption.
Information from the Centers for Disease Control for those traveling to China.
Information on known health risks via the World Health Organization’s Country Profile for China.
|Expense||Amount||Pmt Method||Pay To||Due|
|Application Fee||$250||Check/ACH Withdrawal||CCAI||Application submission|
|Child Abuse Record Search||$35/Family||Check||CO Dept of Human Service||Application submission|
|IAAME Monitoring & Oversight Fee||$500||Check/ACH Withdrawal||CCAI (Sent to IAAME)||After App Approval|
|First Program Fee (Includes Home Study)||$5,700||Check/ACH Withdrawal||CCAI||After App Approval|
|CBI/FBI Fingerprint Search||$39.50 per person||Money Order||Colorado Bureau of Investigation||After App Approval|
|USCIS Filing & Fingerprinting||$775 plus $85/adult||Check/Money Order||US Dept. of Homeland Security||Upon I-800A submission|
|Dossier Preparation||Approx. $450-$900||Check/Money Order||Secretary of State(s), Chinese Consulate(s)||As preparing Dossier|
|Second Program Fee||$5,050||Check/ACH Withdrawal||CCAI||Dossier Submission|
|CCCWA Fee||$1,270||Check/ACH Withdrawal||CCCWA via CCAI||Dossier Submission|
|Third Program Fee||$5,500||Check/ACH Withdrawal||CCAI||Prior to receiving child match acceptance letter|
|CCCWA Post Adoption Translation Fee||$300||Check/ACH Withdrawal||CCCWA via CCAI||Prior to receiving child match acceptance letter|
|Court Validation Deposit||$200||Check||CCAI||Prior to receiving child match acceptance letter|
|Post Adoption Deposit (Refundable)||$450||Check/ACH Withdrawal||CCAI||Prior to receiving child match acceptance letter|
|Visa to enter China||$140 (plus courier fee)||Check/Credit Card||Chinese Consulate via a courier/travel agency||Approximately one month before travel to China|
|US Domestic & International Airfare||$1,000 – $2,000 per traveler (adopted child over 2 requires full ticket)||Credit Card||A travel agency/airline of your choice|
Approximately 7-10 days prior to China departure
|In China Travel & Accommodations||Approx. $4,000-$4,400 for two adults||ACH Withdrawal||CCAI (wired to China)||Approximately 7-10 days prior to China departure|
|Adoption Registration and Notarization||$800 – $1,000||Cash||Local government in China||In China|
|Orphanage Donation||(Voluntary)||Cash or Wire||Orphanage||In China|
|Child’s Passport||$100-$150||Cash||Local passport agency||In China|
|Food||$700 – $800 per couple||Cash/Credit Card||Hotel(s), restaurant(s)||In China|
|Child Physical & Photo||$130-$150||Cash||Clinic||In Guangzhou, China|
|Child U.S. Entry Visa||$325||Cash or Check||U.S. Consulate||In China|
|Court Validation Fee||$167||Check||County Court||After U.S. Return|
|Child’s Colorado Birth Certificate||$37.75||Check||Colorado Vital Statistics Office||After U.S. Return|
|Lutheran Family Services||$250||Check||Lutheran Family Services via CCAI||When Home Study is approved by CCAI|