Adoption Programs


CCAI has an active Taiwan adoption program

CCAI’s Taiwan program is a beautiful child-centered adoption program that welcomes prospective families prepared to adopt a child or siblings with medical needs!

Waiting Child Spotlight

Meet James!

James is an energetic and obedient boy who enjoys sports and painting. He likes to ride his scooter or bicycle, draw pictures, and play with building blocks, balls, and toy cars. James enjoys school and always offers help to caregivers. He attends counseling and has developed a strong relationship with the counselor and caregivers, which helps him think more positively about himself. James is looking for his forever family. Could it be you?


To ensure maximum exposure and the best advocacy for the children still waiting to find their forever families, Cathwel’s partner agencies have access to all available children’s files. In that same respect, CCAI allows multiple families to review the same child(ren) ‘s files at any time.

Typically, each agency may submit only one family for consideration of a particular child or sibling group to Cathwel. The final match determination is made by Cathwel, who selects the adoptive family they feel will best meet the child’s specific needs.

At this time, no. CCAI only works with Cathwel for the placement of Taiwanese children, and as such, all children must be in Cathwel’s care to qualify for placement with a CCAI family.


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

Parent training resources.

Ready to take the next step?

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