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MAR and EST are hoping for a loving family

MAR and EST are two Colombian sisters hoping for a loving family! Currently, they are staying in Texas with a family through our hosting partner, Project One Forty-Three. This visit is their last chance to come to the US through hosting, so we are looking for a family to adopt them immediately.  

MAR

With a gigantic smile and adorable freckles, 13-year-old MAR has a lovely laugh. She enjoys playing tag with her friends, and when she’s not running around socializing, she finds joy in drawing and letting her imagination take flight. Plus, MAR enjoys all the typical girly things in life, and it’s her wish that she can find a family who will love her unconditionally.

EST

Her younger sister, 11-year-old EST, is looking for a family who will laugh at her jokes and appreciate her sense of humor. EST is full of laughter, smiles, compassion, love, and care. She enjoys drawing, singing, and listening to music. EST likes all things funny, says her caregiver. More than anything, she dreams of having a permanent family and someday becoming a doctor. EST would thrive in a family that allows her to express herself through joyful conversations and lots of jokes.

Interested in Learning More?

To learn more about MAR and EST, please reach out to Project One Forty-Three.

Tammy Cannon, Program Director: tammy@p143.org

Shanna Littleton, Child Advocacy Coordinator: shanna@p143.org

For summer 2023, CCAI is partnering with Project One-Forty-Three, a hosting organization. CCAI will be your adoption facilitator. Often, hosting may be the last chance for a child to find a family before they age out of the Colombian foster care system.  

CCAI’s 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!

In light of the many children needing 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