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Mateo and Marco need a family

Mateo is a happy, empathetic, and enthusiastic 15-year-old Colombian boy who is very autonomous and independent. He shows interest in school, is educationally motivated, follows instructions, and recognizes authority figures. Mateo shows interest in music and dance – he listens to Michael Jackson and is talented at imitating his dance moves. He dreams of being a famous singer and loves to skate! Mateo is part of a sibling group and will be adopted with his brother, Marco.

9-year-old Marco is a calm, receptive boy who inspires tenderness and affection in others. He shows academic interest and motivation in school and recognizes authority figures. Marco is a very active child and loves to spend time with his peers. Playing is his source of greatest joy. He is also very eloquent and likes to draw and color. His favorite food is tangerines. Mateo wants nothing more than to find a family with his older brother.

To learn more about adopting these sweet brothers, reach out to our Colombia Program immediately.

In response to the abundance of children searching for enduring love and stability, CCAI unveiled its adoption program in Colombia in 2020. The children awaiting adoption from Colombia often belong to older age groups and may have diverse medical needs. Despite their challenges, these resilient and hopeful youngsters bring a wealth of cultural heritage and personal narratives.

Many families who adopt from Colombia initially participate in hosting programs offered by various organizations, like P143. This allows them to forge meaningful connections with the child(ren) they hope to welcome into their family, fostering invaluable bonds before embarking on the formal adoption journey.

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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