Realizing that they could make an immediate difference in the lives of children remaining in China’s orphanages, Josh & Lily established CCAI’s first Lily Orphan Care Center (LOCC) in Hangzhou, China in 2001.
CCAI believes that the most effective way to change the lives of orphans was to bring salt and light to already-established orphanages. LOCCs serve as a powerful force to bring positive changes to orphanages and elevate orphan care conditions through leadership development, caretaker training, child-centered care philosophy and management, and upgraded care facilities and equipment. Their child-centered philosophy has helped elevate childcare standards in Chinese orphanages in the past two decades.
Since it’s conception, we have built nine LOCCs within existing orphanages, and hundreds of orphans’ physical and emotional health has improved dramatically. Once the child care standards and general practices have been well-improved through LOCC training and modeling, our LOCC operation within the orphanage is gradually phased out.
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, sponsoring a child, donating to the general needs of these special children, or even helping to defray the cost of medical treatments.
“Change requires empathy. We must work within orphanages, with their staff and nannies, to understand their needs and empower them toward our mission of specialized child care.”
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Our last remaining LOCC in Henan Province – where CCAI once operated 7 other LOCCs – Zhengzhou LOCC continues to provide specialized care for 20 children, with a staff of 11 nannies. As orphanages adjust to new COVID restrictions and limitations, our LOCC team has continued their dedicated care.
We are working on building out an LOCC in Jiujiang Orphanage to strengthen their child care team. Currently under construction, with several COVID-related delays, we are awaiting approval of resuming construction. In the meantime, we have allocated Jiujiang LOCC funds toward 1-on-1 Education Initiatives for the older children of Jiujiang Orphanage.
|Expense||Amount||Pmt Method||Pay To||Due|
|Application Fee||$250||Check/ACH Withdrawal||CCAI||Application submission|
|Child Abuse Record Search||$35/Family||Check||CO Dept of Human Service||Application submission|
|IAAME Monitoring & Oversight Fee||$500||Check/ACH Withdrawal||CCAI (Sent to IAAME)||After App Approval|
|First Program Fee (Includes Home Study)||$5,700||Check/ACH Withdrawal||CCAI||After App Approval|
|CBI/FBI Fingerprint Search||$39.50 per person||Money Order||Colorado Bureau of Investigation||After App Approval|
|USCIS Filing & Fingerprinting||$775 plus $85/adult||Check/Money Order||US Dept. of Homeland Security||Upon I-800A submission|
|Dossier Preparation||Approx. $450-$900||Check/Money Order||Secretary of State(s), Chinese Consulate(s)||As preparing Dossier|
|Second Program Fee||$5,050||Check/ACH Withdrawal||CCAI||Dossier Submission|
|CCCWA Fee||$1,270||Check/ACH Withdrawal||CCCWA via CCAI||Dossier Submission|
|Third Program Fee||$5,500||Check/ACH Withdrawal||CCAI||Prior to receiving child match acceptance letter|
|CCCWA Post Adoption Translation Fee||$300||Check/ACH Withdrawal||CCCWA via CCAI||Prior to receiving child match acceptance letter|
|Court Validation Deposit||$200||Check||CCAI||Prior to receiving child match acceptance letter|
|Post Adoption Deposit (Refundable)||$450||Check/ACH Withdrawal||CCAI||Prior to receiving child match acceptance letter|
|Visa to enter China||$140 (plus courier fee)||Check/Credit Card||Chinese Consulate via a courier/travel agency||Approximately one month before travel to China|
|US Domestic & International Airfare||$1,000 – $2,000 per traveler (adopted child over 2 requires full ticket)||Credit Card||A travel agency/airline of your choice|
Approximately 7-10 days prior to China departure
|In China Travel & Accommodations||Approx. $4,000-$4,400 for two adults||ACH Withdrawal||CCAI (wired to China)||Approximately 7-10 days prior to China departure|
|Adoption Registration and Notarization||$800 – $1,000||Cash||Local government in China||In China|
|Orphanage Donation||(Voluntary)||Cash or Wire||Orphanage||In China|
|Child’s Passport||$100-$150||Cash||Local passport agency||In China|
|Food||$700 – $800 per couple||Cash/Credit Card||Hotel(s), restaurant(s)||In China|
|Child Physical & Photo||$130-$150||Cash||Clinic||In Guangzhou, China|
|Child U.S. Entry Visa||$325||Cash or Check||U.S. Consulate||In China|
|Court Validation Fee||$167||Check||County Court||After U.S. Return|
|Child’s Colorado Birth Certificate||$37.75||Check||Colorado Vital Statistics Office||After U.S. Return|
|Lutheran Family Services||$250||Check||Lutheran Family Services via CCAI||When Home Study is approved by CCAI|