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Adoption Programs

Dominican Republic

CCAI's newest adoption program

Located just two hours south of Miami, the Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic is a popular tourist destination, yet is also home to many vulnerable children living in orphanages or group homes.  CCAI is honored to serve these children through our Dominican Republic Adoption Program.

Complete a Medical Conditions Checklist together with your Application to help CCAI know more about your adoption expectations!

Host-to-Adopt

With Host Orphans Worldwide, CCAI seeks adoption-minded host families to host tweens and teens. Often, this may be the last chance for a child to find a family before they age out of the Dominican child welfare system.  

Hosting is an excellent opportunity to get to know a child before adoption, and many forever families are created through our programs.

FAQs

Love without Boundaries has a comprehensive, informative, and educational guide for families considering adopting a child with medical/functional needs.

Adopting a Child with 
Functional Needs

The National Organization for Rare Diseases can also be a wonderful resource!

Child matches/referrals are made by Consejo Nacional para la Niñez y la Adolescencia (CONANI), the Dominican Republic’s Central Authority, based on review and approval of a family’s dossier. Where prospective adoptive families are already aware of a particular child or sibling group they wish to adopt, such as in the case of hosting, and presuming the child’s availability for intercountry adoption, such cases will still follow typical dossier and referral procedures, although the referral timeline may proceed more quickly.

Resources

Home Study Agencies

Families adopting from the Dominican Republic must work with a non-profit and 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.

Parent Training

CCAI requires 12+ hours of training time which meets the requirements of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption.

 

 

C.D.C Dominican Republic

Information from the Centers for Disease Control for those traveling to the Dominican Republic.

W.H.O. Dominican Republic

Information on known health risks via the World Health Organization’s Country Profile for the Dominican Republic.

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Colorado Expenses

ExpenseAmountPmt MethodPay ToDue
Application Fee$250Check/ACH WithdrawalCCAIApplication submission
Child Abuse Record Search$35/FamilyCheckCO Dept of Human ServiceApplication submission
IAAME Monitoring & Oversight Fee$500Check/ACH WithdrawalCCAI (Sent to IAAME)After App Approval
First Program Fee (Includes Home Study)$5,700Check/ACH WithdrawalCCAIAfter App Approval
CBI/FBI Fingerprint Search$39.50 per personMoney OrderColorado Bureau of InvestigationAfter App Approval
USCIS Filing & Fingerprinting$775 plus $85/adultCheck/Money OrderUS Dept. of Homeland SecurityUpon I-800A submission
Dossier PreparationApprox. $450-$900Check/Money OrderSecretary of State(s), Chinese Consulate(s)As preparing Dossier
Second Program Fee$5,050Check/ACH WithdrawalCCAIDossier Submission
CCCWA Fee$1,270Check/ACH WithdrawalCCCWA via CCAIDossier Submission
Third Program Fee$5,500Check/ACH WithdrawalCCAIPrior to receiving child match acceptance letter
CCCWA Post Adoption Translation Fee$300Check/ACH WithdrawalCCCWA via CCAIPrior to receiving child match acceptance letter
Court Validation Deposit$200CheckCCAIPrior to receiving child match acceptance letter
Post Adoption Deposit (Refundable)$450Check/ACH WithdrawalCCAIPrior to receiving child match acceptance letter
Visa to enter China$140 (plus courier fee)Check/Credit CardChinese Consulate via a courier/travel agencyApproximately one month before travel to China
US Domestic & International Airfare$1,000 – $2,000 per traveler (adopted child over 2 requires full ticket)Credit CardA travel agency/airline of your choice

Approximately 7-10 days prior to China departure

In China Travel & AccommodationsApprox. $4,000-$4,400 for two adultsACH WithdrawalCCAI (wired to China)Approximately 7-10 days prior to China departure
Adoption Registration and Notarization$800 – $1,000CashLocal government in ChinaIn China
Orphanage Donation(Voluntary)Cash or WireOrphanageIn China
Child’s Passport$100-$150CashLocal passport agencyIn China
Food$700 – $800 per coupleCash/Credit CardHotel(s), restaurant(s)In China
Child Physical & Photo$130-$150CashClinicIn Guangzhou, China
Child U.S. Entry Visa$325Cash or CheckU.S. ConsulateIn China
Court Validation Fee$167CheckCounty CourtAfter U.S. Return
Child’s Colorado Birth Certificate$37.75CheckColorado Vital Statistics OfficeAfter U.S. Return
Lutheran Family Services$250CheckLutheran Family Services via CCAIWhen Home Study is approved by CCAI