Host Orphans from the Dominican Republic

Around the world, millions of children in orphanages and foster families are waiting for the love of a forever family. Moreover, many of these children have never had, or cannot remember, a positive family life, a warm embrace, a family vacation, or even a game of catch. They may not know what it is like to have a loving, caring family. Hosting an orphan can provide a child with an excellent solution to these problems.

Host Orphans Worldwide (H.O.W), a Christian organization that serves orphans through hosting, has asked CCAI to help find host families for 20 children from the Dominican Republic this summer. For more information on how you can be a blessing to an orphan living in the D.R., visit H.O.W.

Meet the Kids!

13-year-old Alexandra is beyond excited to come to America for the summer with her brother and sister! She is an excellent student in school and loves French class. Alexandra is a social butterfly and curious about everything! She enjoys spending time with her friends, listening to music, and cooking. 

Alexandra’s younger sister, 11-year-old Leimi is a lovely but shy young lady! She loves animals, including dogs, giraffes, birds, and lions. Leimi enjoys soccer and wants to see everything while she is in America. Her favorite foods are white rice, ribs, and beans, but she would buy lots of candy if she had money! 

7-year-old Dawer is the youngest brother and in the 3rd grade. He loves math, and does well in school. This shy, sweet boy likes drawing, running, basketball, and soccer! Dawer wants to be a fireman when he is grown up and looks forward to spending the summer in America with his two sisters!

Leimi, Dawer and Alexandra. We are not able to show their faces due to privacy restrictions.

If you are interested in learning more about hosting these precious siblings or other children from the Dominican Republic, please visit H.O.W.

To read more about hosting orphans and adoption-minded stories, read about Phaneuf and Rhodes families, who hosted-to-adopt through CCAI!

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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