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Adoption Programs

Taiwan Adoption

CCAI's Taiwan Program

CCAI’s Taiwan adoption program is a beautiful child-centered program that welcomes prospective families prepared to adopt a child or siblings with medical needs!

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

Waiting Child Spotlight


Meet Jett, a spirited seven-year-old boy brimming with energy and a touch of stubbornness that adds to his charm. Despite his occasional stubborn streak, Jett has a heart that melts for affection, and he’s not shy to showcase his adorable side to win hearts.


To ensure maximum exposure and the best advocacy for the children still waiting to find their forever families, Cathwel’s partner agencies have access to all available children’s files. In that same respect, CCAI allows multiple families to review the same child(ren) ‘s files at any time.

Typically, each agency may submit only one family for consideration of a particular child or sibling group to Cathwel. The final match determination is made by Cathwel, who selects the adoptive family they feel will best meet the child’s specific needs.

At this time, no. CCAI only works with Cathwel for the placement of Taiwanese children, and as such, all children must be in Cathwel’s care to qualify for placement with a CCAI family.

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!


Home Study Agencies

Families adopting from Taiwan 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.

Parent Training

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



CDC Taiwan

Information from the Centers for Disease Control for those traveling to Taiwan.

W.H.O. South East Asia

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

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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