CCAI’s Taiwan program is a beautiful child-centered adoption program that welcomes prospective families prepared to adopt a child or siblings with medical needs!
CCAI was invited to place children from Taiwan beginning in 2016, by our Taiwanese orphanage partner Cathwel. CCAI is known for having an extensive network of prepared adoptive families open to children’s medical and emotional needs similar to those in Taiwan, 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.)
James is an energetic and obedient boy who enjoys sports and painting. He likes to ride his scooter or bicycle, draw pictures, and play with building blocks, balls, and toy cars. James enjoys school and always offers help to caregivers. He attends counseling and has developed a strong relationship with the counselor and caregivers, which helps him think more positively about himself. James is looking for his forever family. Could it be you?
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.
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.
CCAI requires 12+ parent training hours which meets the requirements of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption.
Information from the Centers for Disease Control for those traveling to Taiwan.
Information on known health risks via the World Health Organization’s Country Profile for Taiwan..
Information from the Centers for Disease Control for those traveling to Taiwan with children.
Parent training resources.
|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|