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Supporting orphans living in Ukraine

In October 2022, CCAI continued its commitment to supporting orphans living in Ukraine. We received a request from an orphanage director to help transfer children from a highly unsafe area due to the bombing to a safer orphanage in Kyiv. CCAI was able to help purchase train tickets for the kids!

Our Ukraine rep Lena spoke with the orphanage director: “I talked with the director of the Toretsk orphanage, and she is delighted you helped them so much. Now kids are in the Kyiv orphanage for the period of war; they are so happy to be there, and the discipline and care of the staff of the Kyiv orphanage are great. But unfortunately, these few days were hard for the kids, as in that area, the bombing was more intense; now, most of the time, the kids stay in shelters; these days, we also had quite long sirens. “

Once we helped transfer the children safely to Kyiv, CCAI was able to help purchase new beds and mattresses.

In November 2022, CCAI received an update from Lena, our Ukrainian representative. She is incredibly grateful for donors like you, “Hi Josh, we assembled the beds and mattresses in the shelter! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for administering to the orphanage and all the kids! They are so happy, and we will keep you informed about any new needs!”

CCAI is committed to supporting orphans living in Ukraine. We will continue to communicate with our reps. Please consider joining us in our efforts!

If you are interested in partnering with CCAI’s efforts to support vulnerable children in Ukraine, please donate through Colorado Gives today!

Your support means the world to us, AND it can change a child’s life in a war-torn area!

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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