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Andres needs a forever family

Andres is a remarkable 11-year-old boy with a particular fondness for basketball. In addition to basketball, he enjoys riding skateboards and bikes and playing football – proving that his limb difference does not define him. Andres needs a forever family!

Andres has had a rough start to life and has further endured multiple placements within the ICBF protective system, adding to his complex history. As a result, he exhibits many trauma responses, including behavior disorder, depression, and anxiety. He also has been diagnosed with cognitive delays. Andres would do best in a family that has experience with complex trauma and is willing to help him receive the mental health treatment he needs to heal from his early life experiences and reach his full potential.

Andres also has a congenital malformation in his right hand; however, he has defied limitations, handling it gracefully and engaging in typical activities for his age. His favorite subject in school is mathematics, reflecting his keen eagerness to learn.

He is not just an avid sports enthusiast but an affectionate and honest child, making genuine connections with those around him. In addition, he enjoys various activities in his free time, like painting, watching movies, and engaging in sports. He cherishes simple joys, such as going out, playing, receiving toys or new clothes, and relishing delicious meals. These moments reward his positive behavior and contribute to his continuous emotional growth.

Andres needs a forever family to help him soar!

Andres is looking for a family – a mother, father, and siblings, or a single mother with siblings – who can provide the love, support, and care he deserves. The ideal family for Andres would be one that can assist him in seeking appropriate medical care for his congenital deformities of the right hand and therapeutic care for his trauma and mental diagnoses.  

Could you be Andres’ family? If you can provide love, understanding, and support for this incredible young boy, you might be the missing piece in his journey towards a brighter and happier future. Contact our Colombia team today to learn more about Andres and how you can make a lasting impact on his life!

CCAI’s Colombia Program

In light of the many children in need of a permanent and loving family, CCAI launched its Colombia adoption program in 2020. Children eligible for adoption from Colombia tend to be older with varying degrees of medical needs. These resilient and hopeful children bring with them their rich and unique culture and history!

CCAI’s parent preparation resources give families the tools to welcome a special child into their hearts and home. Our Colombia adoption program is a fast-growing, robust program that offers both traditional and host-to-adopt adoption options for children of all ages and sibling groups!

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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