YueYang City Social Welfare Institute

 Address: Wang Cheng Ling YueYang    
    Postal Code: 414000      Telephone No: 730-826-6896

Day 1:

Upon arrival in Changsha (the capital city of Hunan Province), you will be met in the arrival areas by your local guide holding a flag of "Lead to China". After a warm welcome and brief introduction, take a private transfer to your hotel for assistance with check-in.

Day 2:

You will be picked up at the hotel lobby and transferred to Yueyang SWI (about 2.5 hours). Your orphanage visitation typically includes a meeting with the orphanage director and staff, see Children's playroom and the files, the institute will send you some souvenirs. You will have a lunch with them. Then take you to finding site of your child. Finally, transfer you to your hotel.

Day 3:

Transfer you to Changsha.Today you will have one day tour of Changsha. The recommended scenic spots are Yuelu Academy, Hunan Embroidery Museum and Orange Island. Or you can arrange your private activities this day.

Day 4:

You will be transferred to airport or railway station to leave. Tour ends here.

Prior to your orphanage visit application submission, please make sure you have the following documents ready:

A copy of each visitor's passports

A copy of the adoption certificate or the notarized adoption documents

An orphanage visit application letter

We all know that it is important to return to China. Apart from visiting the orphanage, children may focus more on traveling itself. Therefore, if adoptive families want to explore more tourist cities in China, please feel free to tell us. And we will customize a heritage tour of lifetime for you.

YueYang City Social Welfare Institute:

Address:Wang Cheng Ling YueYang

General Information:

Yueyang is located on the shores of Lake Dongting.
The Yueyang metropolitan area occupies 5,799 square miles and the city proper occupies 318 square miles.
The population is 5,100,000 inhabitants.
The most famous attraction of the city is the Yueyang Tower.
The orphanage was founded in 1958 i started giving children in intercountry adoption in 1992. Have since been adopted over 500 children (mostly in the U.S. and Canada).
here are two orphanages in Yueyang Yueyang City Yueyang County SWI and SWI. The Yueyang city SWI located in the No.20, Fuyi Road, Kangyue Garden, Yueyang city, Huunan Province.
To visit Yueyang city SWI, you can take flight to Changsha city first. Then we can drive you to the Yueyang city. The driving tim will be 2 hours 20 mins. Or you also can choose to take fast train to Yueyang city, the time will be only 40 mins.
There rae many hotels in Yueyang. You can choose any as your preference.
There are many scenic spots in Yueyang. The most famous are Dongting lake and Yueyang Tower.

Hello, I am Dongni, I'm going to take courses of Mandarine this summer in Beijin and I would like to take advantage of the occasion to visit my origin city Changsha and the orphanage YueYang which I've been to in my first months. Please I'd like to contact a host family to live with for more or less a week. Could you help me finding a it? I'll pay you for it. Thank you!
Asked by Dongni Yue (Jun.20, 2018)

Tour Consultant (Jun.20, 2018) replied:
Hi Tongni,thanks for your inquiry. We can arrange the Yueyuang orphanage visiting without problem. About the host family, I will email you for more information.

Asked by MARIA ROMERO (May.22, 2018)

Tour Consultant (May.22, 2018) replied:
We can arrange Yueyang orphanage visiting. But please note that the orphanage can\'t be visited on weekend.

Hi! We are going to Yueyang this summer and we would like know if it´s possible to meet up in Yueyang for an orphanage visit? How does it work and what´s the cost for this tour? Regards, Sofie Hallman
Asked by Sofie Hallman (May.04, 2017)

Tour Consultant (May.04, 2017) replied:
Hi Sophie, we can arrange the Yueyang orphanage visiting for you. For the cost, please inform us the number of travelers and travel date. Thank you

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Revisiting the orphanage is the important aspect of your homeland heritage trip, what do we need to prepare for this part? Here are some tips for your reference:

Depending on the size of the SWI and how often visitors return, a visit could can be a highly anticipated event by the staff, or a routine, minor inconvenience to the day to day running of the institution.

You will want to discuss this aspect of reality with your child and prepare her or him for what it might be like, based on what you know. It is good to talk to your child about what to expect and then what to do if things turn out differently than you expect. It is important to develop an attitude of flexibility and focus on enjoying the experience rather than to get set on things going a certain way, since things don’t always go exactly as planned on any trip or daily life experience. A small gift is always appropriate for the effort expended by the director and or staff to accommodate the visiting family.

Since it may be several years after an adoption, it’s not unusual that the orphanage moved to a new place. Remember it’s normal, natural, time will not stand still, just as your children changed dramatically from she/he was a baby when just there.

If you are interested in visit both of the orphanages, we are happy to facilitate it, you can follow the previous footprint to recall your excitement when you look at your children at first time.

We usually arrange visiting the finding site for families if have the Notarial Certificate of the finding place. The finding site usually is at the front of hospital/orphanage/government agencies, etc. Please note that there places may be changed also.

Since visiting the finding site is the most emotional part of the trip, it’s a personal decision for each family and only you can make the decision if you want to accomplish it.

We always arrange the meeting with the previous caregiver/ foster family. If you have the information of the previous caregiver, we will try our best to find her. Please do remember that it’ll be some years after your adoption, the caregiver may be moved away or be retired. If the caregiver is still working in the orphanage, the director will happy to facilitate the connection.

Also please note that the caregiver may take care of more than one hundred babies in the orphanage, so that she may not remember your child well.

If your family is interested or inclined to invite the orphanage director to lunch, it is proper to invite others in the meeting as well. This would usually be one or two of the directors' assistants. If you want to invite the caregiver or nanny, then you should extend that invitation through the director to show the proper respect that the position merits. Your guide will handle this for you, but inviting the staff through the director follows proper etiquette for the situation. Some of the orphanages offer the free lunch while the others request about USD90-USD150 for the extra charge. You may ask our trip consultant before you travel.

When visiting an orphanage, it is appropriate to prepare some gifts for the director/staff and the children. You can invite the director, the staff or the caregiver to have lunch together or prepare fruit basket for them, for their effort expended to accommodate the visiting family.

As for the gifts to kids, you can prepare some snacks, candy, books, school backpacks, toys and so on. Usually, you can buy them when arrival at the orphanage place, the guide can escort you.

If you want to donate something more valuable and not sure what is needed for the orphanage, you can first learn it from the director and then purchase them from the local market. Some SWI will issue a donation certificate to you but not every SWI will do this.

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  • Visit the orphanage, foster family and finding site
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