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JOH and VIO are waiting for a loving family!

We are URGENTLY looking for a home study-ready family to come forward for JOH and VIO, as they will age out soon! Please help us spread the word and find these precious teens a family!

JOH and VIO were hosted summer of 2022 through CCAI’s hosting partner, Project One Forty-Three. Today, they are waiting for a loving, supportive family through our Colombia Program. These sisters have overcome many hurdles and are close, motivated, and unique!

17-year-old JOH

JOH is an accomplished student at 17, catching up after missing school due to life circumstances. Tidy, organized, and determined to do her best, adults love JOH’s sense of responsibility! In addition to her determination, JOH is independent, responsible, autonomous, and friendly.

JOH prefers the country over big cities and loves animals. On weekends she walks with her foster family to the park, plays board games, watches movies, and goes for long bike rides. Her favorite activities include biking, crafts and camping! On top of that, she dreams of traveling to Paris someday!

15-year-old VIO

VIO is a 15-year-old teen that loves anime and Japanese culture. Like her sister, she loves to study and excels in school, is usually first in her class & makes school a priority. JOH has a strong personality yet is flexible and affectionate.

VIO is very close with her sister and enjoys arts, crafts, and sports. She also loves learning new languages and is studying Japanese. When she grows up, she hopes to become a Veterinarian. She also dreams of traveling to Japan and trying Ramen!

JOH and VIO’s biggest wish is to be adopted by a loving family where they can stay together!

Adopting older children comes with unique challenges. Read some adoption stories about older child adoption. To learn more about JOH and VIO, please get in touch with our Colombia team.

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!

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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