Bay Area Adoption Services (BAAS) has been assisting families with adoptions from Taiwan since 1986. Our agency has a long established relationship with Cathwel Service in Taipau-Hsien, Taiwan. Since 1971, Cathwel has been caring for and placing premature, abandoned, and special needs children in Taiwan. Cathwel is committed to finding forever families for all the children placed in their care. The children are well cared for as they wait to be matched. BAAS is committed to assisting couples adopt from Taiwan.
TYPES OF CHILDREN
All the children who are available for adoption are examined and tested for HIV, Hepatitis B, and Tuberculosis prior to being matched and referred to a family. Parents will receive biographical and medical information on a referred child, which will include photographs. Characteristics of children available include:
The first 6 months of the process involves completing the homestudy, receiving USCIS clearance, and gathering and notarizing documents required by the Taiwan government. The referral time frame is approximatelyÂ 36-45 months after dossier has been sent to Taiwan. Cathwel does not match the family with the child but the childâ€™s birthÂ mother selects the adoptive family. This is a small program and families may be waiting for over 3 years for a child assignment. Once a child has been assigned, the family is expected to travel to Taiwan, approximately 6 months later. The stay in Taiwan is approximately four to seven days.
Both parents are expected to travel. Once you arrive in Taiwan, families are met by a Cathwel representative who will assist them in completing the necessary paperwork required to complete the adoption.
BAAS FEE: $5,400
The following is a general estimate of costs involved:
CATHWEL FEES: Approx. $10,000
MISCELLANEOUS FEES $1000-$2000
INTERNAL TRAVEL IN TAIWAN
AIRFARE TO TAIWAN (VARIES)
Approximately $ 900.00 - $1200.00 per person roundtrip. This varies depending on dates, airlines, and departing location.
Generally speaking, the entire cost of completing an adoption
in Taiwan is approximately $18,000-$20,000, including the BAAS fee,
the Program fee, and all adoption processing in Taiwan, and travel.