CAM and KAR need an adoptive family

CAM and KAR are two Colombian siblings hoping for a loving family!

CAM and KAR’s foster mom beams when discussing these two AWESOME kids! She says their relationship is wonderful-they both take care of each other. For instance, the foster mom describes this situation: She is giving them some cake; if she calls KAR first, KAR then asks, “Do you have a piece for CAM? If not, I will share mine with him.”

14-year-old CAM is a kind young man with a servant’s heart. He describes himself as a lovely, affectionate gentleman who likes serving others.

He says, “I love doing all the church activities during the weekend and learning from the other kids who participate.”

CAM is confident, kind, and super-expressive. He is also very bright and ranks 3rd in his class.

In his words: “I love soccer, reading, and board games such as Uno and Parcheesi. I am reading Los goles de Juancho,” a soccer book.

As an adult, I have not decided what I want, but I want to be something related to soccer.

Regarding the hosting experience, he is hopeful he will be able to find a forever family with his sister KAR, with whom he is very close.

Although she is shy, 12-year-old KAR is very social. She makes friends easily and has lots from school. Like her brother, she also has a servant’s heart. She loves sharing with her friends, brother, and foster kids and often puts them before herself.

KAR’s foster mom beams when she talks about her. She says she is proud when she goes to school and hears from the teachers how well KAR is doing!

Her foster mom says KAR makes good choices, is very organized, and likes to be well-dressed. She loves animals and wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. She also enjoys board games, basketball, and watching TV.

KAR: “My birthday wish is to travel in the hosting program. I want to have my own family with CAM.”

Can you make CAM’s and KAR’s wishes come true?

Learn more about CAM and KAR

To learn more about CAM and KAR, please reach out to Project One Forty-Three.

Tammy Cannon, Program Director:

Shanna Littleton, Child Advocacy Coordinator:

For summer 2023, CCAI is partnering with Project One-Forty-Three, a hosting organization. CCAI will be your adoption facilitator. Often, hosting may be the last chance for a child to find a family before they age out of the Colombian foster care system.  

CCAI’s 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!

In light of the many children needing 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!

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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