NanChang Welfare Institute

 Address: 909 Hong Cheng Road, Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province    
    Postal Code: 330000      Telephone No: 791-651-4204

Day 1:

Upon arrival in Nanchang (the capital city of Jiangxi 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 Nanchang SWI. 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 visit finding site of your child. Finally, transfer you to your hotel.

Day 3:

Today you will have one day tour of Nanchang. The recommended scenic spots are Prince Teng Pavilion, Bada shanren and Aixi Lake. 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.

Nanchang City Social Welfare Institute:

Address: 909 Hong Cheng Road, Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province

Location:The orphanage is located in Nanchang City Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi Province.

Information about Nanchang:The city of Nanchang is the capital of Jiangxi Province .
It has a population of 5 million ( in the metropolitan area ) and covers an area of 7,400 square km.The town is 60 km south of the Yangzi River , on the shore of Gan River.It has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons .It is known for its picturesque lakes, mountains , rich history and cultural sites.One of the symbols is the Tengwang Nanchang Pavilion , located in the " town square " ( second in size throughout China ) .

General Information:It is a large orphanage that gives home to about 600 children .The first family that adopted in this orphanage it did in October 1992.It is situated on the banks of river Ganjiang and covers an area of three hectares . The building area is 20,000 square meters.Has a rehabilitation ward for children in need. It also has a library, a computer room and children are educated in the same orphanage .He has over 800 years of history and its name has changed several times over the years.
After the Chinese revolution , especially the period of reforms, an apartment building for the elderly and healing and rehabilitation center for disabled children rose.Many families have visited the orphanage as it is in the same orphanage capital and gives facilities to visit.Some of the children living in the orphanage and other foster families in the city.The orphanage gives home to children and the elderly ( 120 ) .Employs about 97 people there .Half The Sky has a program to help this orphanage since June 2004 .
Love Without Boundaries has assisted in this orphanage .
The Altrusa Foundation is working with this orphanage .

Director of the orphanage:Chen Ling Ling. He is director of the orphanage since 1991 (at least) .

Surnames of children:Hong (born after 1996) and Chen ( born in 1994 and 1995. This name derives from the name of the director of the orphanage ) . Some girls were born years before have the surname Wu .

There’re many hotels in Nanchang City. Scenic spots in Nanchang:Tengwang Pavilion
Tengwang Pavilion is located on the shore of the Kan, in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province. Together with Yellow Crane Tower, Yueyang Pavilion (Yueyang Lou) , this fine building is one of the three most notable pavilions on south side of the Yangtze River. It also has the reputation of being the 'First Pavilion of Xijiang River' and has been widely admired by visitors from all over the world. In terms of its height, overall size and architectural style, this pavilion is a prime example of such buildings for which China is justifiably famous.

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
  • Learn about birth country culture
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