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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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