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Gael needs an adoptive family

More than anything, 13-year-old Gael needs an adoptive family! Gael is known for his collaborative nature, resilience, and ability to follow instructions.  He adapts well to routines, activities, and guidelines.  While maintaining a basic level in most subjects, he needs to enhance his skills in languages, mathematics, social sciences, and computer science, as indicated by his academic report.

Gael feels joy when adults recognize his achievements and thrives in environments where he feels appreciated and cared for.  Outdoor activities, especially those involving competition, are strong motivators for him.  However, when playing with younger children, Gael is not always kind and needs an adult to help him with self-awareness. 

When Gael faces challenges with unpredictable situations, like meeting new dogs, he overcomes this fear when accompanied by an adult.  He prefers outdoor games, soccer, basketball, and interaction with technology, including televisions and computers, showcasing his diverse interests.  Gael’s clothing choices reflect a desire for comfort, often opting for sweatpants and jeans, occasionally rolled up in his boots.

Notably skilled in plasticine art, Gael enjoys crafting figures and dolls reminiscent of cartoons.  His adeptness in crafts extends to sports, with a particular affinity for soccer. 

Gael envisions an adoptive family as a sanctuary where he can experience calmness, comfort, safety, and care from the adults around him.  His deepest desire is a loving family that appreciates and recognizes his positive actions.  His ideal family could consist of a mom and dad or a single mom with or without children.

Overall, Gael seeks an opportunity to finally have a place he can call home, where he is cherished, cared for, and acknowledged for his positive actions.  In such an environment, Gael can truly thrive and find the love and support he yearns for.  Might you be Gael’s loving family?

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