Update on CCAI’s Charities

 Zhengzhou Lily Orphan Care Center (LOCC)

Three decades ago, when China opened its doors to international adoption, Lily and Josh witnessed the dilapidated conditions of the country’s state-run orphanages and the lack of training that the staff received, particularly in regards to caring for children with special needs.

Realizing that they could make an immediate difference in the lives of these special children, CCAI established the Children’s Formula Fund in 1995 to help ensure that children in the orphanages had access to proper nutrition needed to keep them alive and strong. The impact of this project inspired CCAI to build its first Lily Orphan Care Centers (LOCC), named after Lily Nie, in 2000, as an orphan care training center to influence orphanages around the country to elevate and strengthen their child care practices.

With a deep conviction that caring for the children still waiting in orphanages is a crucial responsibility of a charitable adoption agency, CCAI has provided childcare, foster care, medical funding, educational support, and disaster relief to tens of thousands of orphans since 1994.

Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, China

Even amid the pandemic, CCAI’s charity outreach efforts remain active and ongoing. This May, Ganzhou Orphanage in Jiangxi Province requested assistance in improving their resources to better care for 50 children with special needs. CCAI responded readily, sending in daily supplies, rehabilitation therapy equipment, cargo racks, folding flat trailers, and much-needed medical equipment.

If you would like to partner with CCAI to serve China’s precious orphans, please click here for more information.

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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