Family Support

Post-Adoption Resources

This is only the beginning

Adoption is a lifelong journey

CCAI believes that the completion of an adoption is only the beginning of an adoption agency’s responsibility to their families and children.

In 1996, CCAI opened the Joyous Chinese Cultural School (JCCS), emphasizing the importance of maintaining strong, proud, and lifelong cultural connections for adoptees and their families. JCCS is now proudly celebrating its 26th year of adoption-minded cultural education and over 1,900 enrolled students through the years. 

In 2007, CCAI introduced two more post-adoption programs – Xpress Yourself and Adopteen, focused on supporting the emotional and communal health of adoptees as they grow. Xpress Yourself, a play-therapy program for children ages 7-12, has helped over 250 young adoptees navigate difficult questions and growth milestones.  Adopteen has served over 7,200 adoptees, ages 13-21, from 42 states and five countries, through 100% adoptee-organized, adoptee-led annual events around the continent. 

And this is just the beginning! In 2019, CCAI’s The Park Adoption Community Center opened its doors, housing all of CCAI’s dedicated post-adoption support programming. Family Heritage Tours, AdopTween Mentorship Program, Adoptees Giving Back Orphanage Service Trips, TBRI Parent Training courses, and Beyond Adopteen adult adoptee programs all operate passionately and diligently under The Park for adoptive families and adoptees seeking support, no matter where they are on their adoption journey.

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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