CCAI’s Taiwan program began in 2016 when our Taiwanese orphanage partner Cathwel invited CCAI to join efforts in finding loving families for Taiwan’s most vulnerable children.
CCAI is known for having an extensive network of prepared adoptive families open to children’s medical and emotional needs, so it was a great fit!
CCAI and Cathwel mutually support families through an ethical, transparent, and child-centered process. CCAI’s Taiwan program is running smoothly!
Child Age Range: Usually 5-14 years (children 1-5 years less common)
Sibling Groups: Yes
Marriage Length: 5+ years preferred
Single Women: Yes, though single applicants are typically only accepted if no other married candidates request to be considered for the same child(ren)
Expat Accepted: Yes, for those living in Taiwan only
In country travel: 1-2 trips, approximately one week in length each time (during COVID restrictions, each trip includes a required quarantine and self-health management period, extending each trip to approximately 2 weeks in length.)
Applicants should be between 28 to 50 years of age, although adoptive parents outside of this age range will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Married and single applicants are eligible to apply to adopt through Cathwel Orphanage, though married applicants are preferred.
Preference is given to smaller families/childless couples.
Youngest child in the home preferred to be 3+ years.
One year or more between previous placements/births and completion of home study for current adoption preferred.
5 working days
Approved Home Study
Approx. 8 -10 weeks
Approx. 8 – 15 weeks*
*This part of the process can be repeated as many times as necessary until the orphanage approves a match.
Approx. 2 – 4 months
Taiwanese Adoption Authority Approval
Approx. 8 – 10 months
Travel to Taiwan
Approx. 2 weeks each trip, (1-2 trips required)
Successful completion of 12+ parent training hours which meets the requirements of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption and CCAI. All Parent Training is covered in CCAI fees.
We strongly suggest that all families initially plan on two 2-week trips to Taiwan, so they are prepared for both. If a first trip is required (the decision rests with a judge who processes the adoption in court), both parents should plan to meet and spend a bonding period with the child before attending the court hearing where your request to adopt a specific child(ren) is approved.
Typically, within 2-3 months of a court-finalized adoption in Taiwan, your family will travel to Taiwan to bring home your newly adopted child. During this trip, you will spend precious time bonding with your child(ren) and obtaining the child’s U.S. visa from AIT (the American Institute in Taiwan).
Lowest Fees, Highest Service Quality
Absolutely no hidden charges, no last minute surprises!
CCAI is proud to be a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable adoption agency. We strive to keep adoption affordable so more children will have the blessing of a loving and permanent family.
We are financially accountable to you as the American public and as an adoptive family. Our solemn promise is absolute integrity with no hidden charges or last-minute surprises.
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