DAH and LUI are waiting for their forever family!

DAH and LUI are waiting for their forever family! CCAI’s hosting partner, Project One Forty-Three had an opportunity to interview these sweet sisters. We’re told they are both kind-hearted and fun! They have expressed that their biggest desire is to have a loving family who will love them unconditionally.

16-year-old DAH

16-year-old DAH is a very focused student. When placed in care two years ago, she didn’t know how to read or write. But she persevered and taught herself how to read and write; during COVID lockdowns, many others were falling behind, but DAH showed remarkable progress!

DAH is very calm, not into parties, but prefers to spend time with her friends in small groups. In addition to school, DAH loves playing soccer!

DAH cried when we asked her how do you feel about coming to the interview. She was very emotional and said it is her biggest dream to find a family; this is her chance. She is determined and tries to achieve every goal that she has.

P143’s interview team fell in love with these passionate girls! They cried listening to DAH’s story and her heartfelt desire for a family. For kids who have overcome so much, their light still shines bright with HOPE!

In their own words,
DAH says, “LUI is respectful, kind, and loving.”
LUI says, “DAH is beautiful, respectful, and smart.”

Clearly, these girls love one another!

The foster mother said, “I wished all the kids were like DAH and LUI.”

11-year-old LUI

LUI is a sweet 11-year-old girl. Spontaneous and fun, she loves Taekwondo and sports and is open to trying new things. She is always smiling and has such positive energy. In addition, LUI loves pets, especially Noa, the dog she has in the foster home.

LUI says, “My birthday wish this year were to have a family that will love and respect me and my sister forever.”

2023 is an excellent year to fulfill dreams and make wishes come true! Could you be DHA and LUI’s forever family?

DAH and LUI are two Colombian sisters hoping for a loving family! Currently, they are staying in Texas with a family through our hosting partner, Project One Forty-Three. This visit is their last chance to come to the US through hosting, so we are looking for a family to adopt them immediately.  

Interested in Learning More?

To learn more about DAH and LUI, 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. DAH and LUI’s host family is advocating, along with CCAI for their adoption and this summer is an excellent opportunity to get to know them!

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