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We are pursing adoption of an international waiting child and have reached out to both CAN and EAC. I’ve contacted them and both seem ok with response times. Their costs are similar (so it seems) but I’ve been having a hard time finding feedback.

Reviews on online forums can be deceiving as a lot of people say that the good reviews are written by employees in disguise (I don’t know if that’s true or not). Can anybody help with any information about these two agencies?

**Don’t know if this is needed, but we have been looking at China, Africa, and Haiti for their waiting children programs


My friends adopted from the China special needs program twice in the last 4 years. They used CCAI and loved them. They adopted a 20 month old boy with cleft lip, it only took about a year. Second time they adopted an 18 month old boy with cleft lip. They were able to use a lot of their paperwork from the first adoption, and that adoption only took 9 months start to finish. Don’t know if you are looking for a boy or girl; waits are a lot longer forgirls. Paperwork and travel all went smoothly. CCAI is based out of Colorado, and we are on th east coast. So they used a local agency for the homestudy, then CCAI handled the international portion

Posted by rn4kidz on Nov 05, 2016 at 10:59pm

Thanks rn4kidz! I haven’t looked into CCAI yet. Checking them out now! That’s good that they were able to work with your friends on the second adoption paperwork. I wonder if all agencies do that.

We have been looking for a boy, but would adopt either. We are interested in a child with CHD, and I’m weighing that over gender.

Posted by jtol on Nov 05, 2016 at 11:17pm

My daughter (adopted from foster care) has HLHS. what CHD does your daughter have?  I’m trying to adopt through foster care again, been waiting over 2 and a half years, which is tough. I was so envious of how quickly my friends’ adoptions happened. Wish I could do the China waiting child program, but it’s just not an option for me. Good luck with your journey!

Posted by rn4kidz on Nov 05, 2016 at 11:58pm

Adopting a waiting child through foster care is also something that we looked at. I don’t know as much about it as international adoption. I thought that generally adopting through the foster system for a child with disabilities was shorter than international. Is it longer for placement?

My daughter was born with a coarctation of the aorta, ASD, VSD, PDA, and bicuspid aortic valve. Going through the process with her lead me to want to help other children going through the same thing.

Posted by jtol on Nov 06, 2016 at 12:24am

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