Adoption Programs


CCAI has found loving homes for over 10,000 Waiting Children

CCAI’s experience and support makes it the trusted leader in China adoption! CCAI has been operating in China since first opening its doors in 1992 and has placed more children from China than any other agency worldwide.   

Our reason

Waiting child profiles​

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.)

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

At this time, no; China adoption today is a program for children with identified medical conditions. Unfortunately, China adoption may not be the right program for your family if you seek a young child with very little or no medical needs. However, many beautiful children are waiting, and we welcome you to contact CCAI’s Waiting Child Program for current statistics on the most common conditions we see!

CCAI places all MCCs on file in the order they are received. As children’s files become available from the CCCWA, we can use those MCCs to determine a potential child match. We then contact a family directly about a child and email the child’s entire file to the family. In other cases, families become aware of a child through CCAI’s advocacy or another agency’s photo listing, internet advocacy, Rainbow Kids, etc. If you find a child you would like to learn more about, please don’t hesitate to contact CCAI, and we would be happy to inquire on your behalf!


Information on known health risks in China via the Centers for Disease Control’s Global Health initiative.

Information from the Centers for Disease Control for those traveling to China with children.

For information on known health risks via the World Health Organization’s Country Profile for China.

Parent training resources.

Families adopting from Colombia must work with a Hague-accredited or COA-accredited home study agency to complete their home study report. If you are living in CO, FL, GA, TX, or WY, CCAI will be your home study provider. For all other states, please visit the link below to find a home study provider in your 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