Useful Articles for Your China Return Trip

You may be interested in reading the following before you go to China. We aim to provide important, up-to-date information for adoptive families to help you get the most out of your China experience.

What Does The Chinese New Year Mean To Kids?

For children, the Chinese New Year is a holiday they are most looking forward to. They are not only counting down the days on their fingers, but even on their toes, just hoping this day will come soon. Usually, children will prompt an immediate ...Read more

How Much to Give The Red Envelopes?

Giving Red envelopes is one of the most recognized traditions that are observed during the Chinese New Year. Red envelopes are cash gifts that are given by senior family members to their junior relations, and can range from a few dollars to quit...Read more

What Does The Chinese New Year Mean To Young People?

7 Fun Facts About Chinese New Year for Young People 1.Year-end bonus At the end of each lunar year, The employers will give employees a certain amount of year-end bonus to affirm their hard work of last year.2. The Longest Public Holiday Most em...Read more

How to Celebrate Chinese New Year for Adoptive Families?

Why We Should Celebrate it?When being adopted from China, children are usually at a very young age. The moment we indulged in our excitement, it also meant that children were took away from their birth country and rich culture.  As children...Read more

A symbolic sign of Chinese handicraft art: YuXian Paper-cut

The traditional paper-cut of Yuxian (a county in northern China's Hebei Province) is renowned at home and abroad. Yuxian's paper-cuts, originated from the Ming Dynasty, has its unique craftsmanship among all variety of Chinese paper-cutt...Read more

Ben Ming Nian (Zodiac Year of Birth)

What is the Zodiac Year of Birth?Ben Ming Nian (本命年in Chinese) refers to the year of zodiac animal in which one was born. In China, each one has his animal sign that is determined by the lunar birth date. In all, there are twelve animal si...Read more

When is Ben Ming Nian for one?

Ben Ming Nian refers to the Chinese lunar year which starts from the Chinese Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) and ends on the Chinese New Year's Eve (the last day of the Chinese lunar year). For example, 2018 is Year of the Dog starting fr...Read more

What is the origin of children's surname in the Chinese orphanage?

The first kind: take the surname of "党", "福", "华", "童" In the last few decades, some orphanages in China give children the surname of "党", "福", "华", "童&qu...Read more

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