CCAI’s growing Bulgaria program is excited to welcome new families prepared to adopt children with medical special needs!
CCAI placed its first Bulgarian child in 2015 and the program has been growing ever since! Like most intercountry adoption programs today, Bulgaria places older children, children with medical special needs, and/or sibling groups. The biggest “need” is for families open to children 8 and above and to children with medical conditions. In fact, families open to children with Down syndrome can often be matched in as little as 3-6 months from dossier submission!
CCAI’s parent preparation resources give families the tools they need to successfully welcome a special child into their hearts and home. The Bulgaria program is running strong and CCAI warmly invites families to view just a few of the many children waiting for their forever families.
Child Age Range: 2-18 years
Sibling Groups: Yes
Marriage Length: No requirement, stable marriage
Single Women: Yes
Expat Accepted: Yes, if temporary and US is habitual residence
In country travel: Two trips; first is one week, second is 10 days
There are many children in need of forever families. Meet some of these precious kids currently waiting for adoption!
Produced by Love without Boundaries, this Waiting Child Medical Needs Guide is the most comprehensive, informative, and educational guide available in the field of special needs adoption! We encourage you to thoroughly review the valuable medical information offered by this unique guide as an initial step in your preparation to adopt a child with medical needs. (Please note this guide is not designed to replace consultation with a medical professional.) https://ccaifamily.org/WaitingChild/MedicalNeedsGuide
Successful adoption is all about preparation and education. We are here to help you prepare for the incredible journey to make a difference in a child’s life, and your own.
We are truly grateful for Love without Boundaries’ support! For more information on this wonderful organization, please visit www.lovewithoutboundaries.com.
Information from the Centers for Disease Control for those traveling to Bulgaria with children.
For information on known health risks via the World Health Organization’s Country Profile for Bulgaria.
Parent training resources.
|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|