Services

Adoption

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Request an Information Packet

Join our Adoption Information Zoom Meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm MST. Our co-founder Joshua Zhong and a team of adoption experts promise you an inspirational, informative, and heartfelt presentation on each of CCAI’s programs. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to ask all your questions and move one big step closer to finding the right agency for your family.

Choosing the right program for your family can be a frustrating and overwhelming process! Considering this, if you would like a hard copy of in-depth information about any of our programs to read through at your own pace, you can request an information packet to be mailed to your door. As always, we’re just one call away no matter where you are in the process.

Home Study Services

As a Hague-accredited child placement agency licensed in the states of Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Texas and Wyoming (as well as China and southeast Asia), CCAI offers complete international and domestic home study services to adoptive families residing in these states, regardless of whether you use CCAI as your placing agency or you are working with another placing agency to adopt through another program.

Adoption Support

Parent Training

Parent Training’s purpose is to equip you with the tools you will need to effectively parent your child through their initial transition into your family and throughout the years to come.

Parent training helps prospective adoptive parents consider the emotional, ethical, financial, and legal implications of adopting a child. Not only will you learn how to prepare for the arrival of a new child into your home, but you will consider the emotional, physical, and medical issues that come with that transition.

  • CCAI has developed a curriculum to help prospective adoptive parents be prepared to meet the known and unknown needs of their adoptive child
  • Our curriculum is designed to equip prospective adoptive parents with the tools they will need to effectively parent their child through their initial transition into their family and throughout the years to come
  • We help to provide prospective adoptive parents, both in Colorado and throughout the US, with knowledge and resources to parent a child adopted domestically or internationally

Even if you’re already an experienced parent or an experienced adoptive parent, this training will help you to better understand what your new child has been through and how to best integrate them into your family.

Additionally, parent training is an adoption requirement for the State of Colorado and The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. The goal is to prepare prospective adoptive families as much as possible for the adoption of a child domestically or internationally, including the preparation for an older child. CCAI offers both live face-to-face via Zoom and online training for families throughout the US.

For prospective families who reside in Colorado:

  • CCAI provides face-to-face parent training on specific topics as required by the State of Colorado for both domestic and intercountry adoptions
  • CCAI’s face-to-face parent training meets the requirements of the State of Colorado and the Hague Convention for intercountry adoptions

 

For prospective adoptive families who reside outside of Colorado:

  • CCAI’s online parent training meets the requirements of the Hague Convention for intercountry adoptions
  • CCAI provides three required face-to-face training classes via Zoom for all families adopting internationally
  • Additional face-to-face training classes through CCAI are available via Zoom

Preparation for what to expect regarding:

  • Trauma
  • Bonding and Attachment
  • Grief and Loss
  • Talking to Your Child about Adoption
  • Being a Multi-Cultural Family
  • Adopting a Special Needs Child
  • Adopting an Older Child
  • Institutionalization
  • Unknown Child History (including social and medical information)
  • Adopting from Specific Country
  • Country-Specific Culture

The live, face-to-face parent training allows prospective adoptive families the opportunity to:

  • Connect with other families who are also going through the adoption process
  • Connect with the parent training expert for additional resources and support in preparation for adoption

CCAI parent trainers are professional experts in the field of adoption. In addition, most also have personal experience with adoption, either having been adopted or have adopted one or more children. They are all very knowledgeable and experienced in adoption, attachment, and trauma and are committed to preparing prospective adoptive families for their adoption journeys.

Adoption Support

Help Me Adopt

We know that the cost of international adoption is a barrier to many families. Our goal at CCAI is to keep our agency costs as low as possible to make adoption available to as many families as possible. In addition to keeping our costs low, we are happy to support your efforts in fundraising for your adoption.

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