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Help support orphans like Zhou Yi Ling

Help CCAI support China’s orphans like Zhou Yi Ling.

Zhou Yi Ling was a premature baby, born weighing only 3 pounds.  She was frail, her lips were colorless and dry, her face was ashen, and she had copious amounts of fluid flowing out of her eyes.  Yi Ling’s appetite was poor, and she could only drink 20 ml (about 0.68 oz) of milk at a time.  Moreover, after painstakingly feeding her such a tiny amount, she vomited her small meal and had trouble sleeping, crying most of the time.   

CCAI’s Lily Orphan Care Center serve orphans like Yi Ling

CCAI’s Lily Orphan Care Center (LOCC) nannies knew that Yi Ling needed extra care and attention to keep her alive and, hopefully, thrive.  They recorded her body temperature, milk intake, and daily bowel movements.  When it was bedtime, nannies would stay by her bedside and comfort her until she fell asleep.   In addition, they took her to a medical professional and learned she had obstructed tear ducts.  The nannies lovingly massaged the corners of her eyes daily to keep fluid from building up.  

As a result of the nannies’ diligent, nurturing, and thorough care, Yi Ling’s physical condition significantly improved; her face looked chubbier, her eyes became bright and beautiful, and she grew stronger every day.  Soon, Zho Ling could lie on a floor mat by herself, grasp toys, and turn over!   

Today, Yi Ling loves to laugh and responds to her name with a charming smile.  The orphanage staff dotes on her; she has become a very active, intelligent, and precocious toddler!  She walks independently and understands more language every day!   

You can help support China’s orphans like Yi Ling.

You can help struggling orphans like Yi Ling by supporting CCAI’s LOCC program in China!  LOCCs are a powerful force to positively change orphanages and elevate orphan care conditions through leadership development, caretaker training, child-centered care philosophy, management, and upgraded care facilities and equipment. Their child-centered philosophy has helped elevate childcare standards in Chinese orphanages in the past two decades. 

Operating LOCCs can be expensive. Please consider helping CCAI maintain a high standard of orphan care by contributing to these life-changing projects. Should you like to specify your donation, you can choose between covering some operational costs of CCAI’s LOCC, sponsoring a child or donating to the general needs of these special children. 

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Emily Straut

The Park Administrative Assistant

Emily was adopted through CCAI in 2002!  Having always admired the ways that the organization continued to support families even after adoption, she began working at The Park last year because she wanted to be more involved in the adoption community and according to her, “It’s been a blast so far!”

Emily is majoring in environmental science at MSU Denver and hopes to help mitigate the causes and effects of climate change. In her free time, she like to practice guitar, play video games, watch movies, and spend time with her friends and family. 

Bucket List: Visit every province in China!

Contact Information

(303) 221-6688 ext. 170

Ivy Buchanan

The Park Adoptee Program Coordinator

Ivy has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Production Design for Film and Theater with a minor in Studio Art. She had the opportunity to study abroad in London, England and Florence, Italy. After graduating, while visiting an orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal she had a moment of realization and knew she wanted to work in the adoption community. After some prior experience in post-adoption and nonprofit management, she came to The Park and is really enjoying focusing on and being involved with offering lifelong support for adoptees and the adoption community.

Ivy was adopted from Kazakhstan at 18-months old and is proud of her adoptee identity and her adoptive family. She is passionate about sharing the stories of the amazing people in the adoption community and helping adoptees celebrate their identities. Her lifelong best friend was adopted from China through CCAI. 

In her free time, she enjoys making art (she is working on a series of sculptural paintings of poached animal species), trying new food, catching up with friends, reading, and being with family. She loves to travel whenever possible.

Joined CCAI: 2023

Top Bucket List Items:

  • A trail ride through “Middle Earth” in New Zealand
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  • Sleeping in a hammock on a beach

Contact Information

(303) 221-6688 ext. 205

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