ShangRao Social Welfare Institute

 Address: 228 San Qing Road, Shang Rao City, JiangXi Province    
    Postal Code: 334000      Telephone No: 793-822-0226

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 Shangrao SWI (about 3.5 hours driving). 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 Nanchang. 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.

Shang Rao City Children's Welfare Center :

Address: 228 San Qing Road, Shang Rao City, JiangXi Province

Location:Shangrao orphanage is about 2 hours drive from Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi Province.

Shangrao Information :Shangrao was 22,791 square kilometers.Stresses the Han nationality.It is located in the northeast of Jiangxi Province , near the border with the provinces of Zhejiang in the east, in northern Anhui and Fujian in sur.Shangrao proved to be one of the cradles of horticulture rice in the world.The hills and high mountains are the main features of Shangrao .There are rivers that run through western Shangrao and many result in some lakes .
With a humid subtropical climate , the city has abundant rainfall. Spring and autumn are shorter, with longer summer as winter.

General Information:In Shangrao two orphanages : The Shangrao City Children's Welfare Center and Shangrao City Xinzhou District SWI . Both are 7 minutes away.The orphanage was opened in December 2003 and had its first adoption in 2004.Some of the children living in the orphanage and other foster families .Adopchina works directly with sponsoring the orphanage children.Before orphanage was opened as a hotel.
In 2004 , 61 children were adopted internationally . There are about 200 children at the orphanage , of which about 50 have special needs. It also gives home for the elderly.There are about six buildings in the complex, and the orphanage is located in Building 2.The orphanage moved to a new building in May 2005 .One for infants, one for older children and other more for children with special needs : In September 2010 the works of new and existing orphanage (the old orphanage was demolished) consisting of 3 buildings were completed.In this new orphanage children live in small apartments . There are a total of 13 and where each lives a nanny with 5 kids .The children in this orphanage , pictured allocation , accustomed to sitting in a chair with a patterned background of white and yellow flowers.Love Without Boundaries is a nutrition program for children of this orphanage. Each quarter premium formula or rice cereal sends children .
Director of the orphanage :Mr. Ye

Surnames of children :Ling灵(the name comes from Ling mountains south of the city ), followed by a character that discloses the place where the child was found . For example:  Cha (茶) in Chating, Qian (铅) Qianshan, Wu (婺) in Wuyuan, Cai (菜), Chang (嫦), Dong (冬), Guang (广), Lan (兰), Mei (美), Meng (梦), Rong (荣), Shu (舒), Shui (水), Shun (顺), Tan (坦), Wan (万), Xu (旭), Yong (永), Yu (玉)

There're many hotels in Shangrao City. Scenic spots in Shangrao:Sanqing Mountain is a famous Taoist resort listed among key scenic and areas of historical interest by the country at the junction of Yushan County and Dexing City. The mountain contains ten scenic spots embracing natural wonders of steep cliffs, cloud seas, conifers and waterfalls. There are two main tourist routes. There are very many scenic spots along the southern route, while the rugged north route is more suitable for those who love climbing.
Wuyuan County is spoken of as some of the most beautiful countryside in China boasting multitudes of old trees, caves, ancient buildings and cultural relics. Jiangling may be well worth seeing in Wuyuan. Vibrant yellow rape flowers spread into the depths of the valleys and some villages are hemmed in by rape fields. Each spring when the rape is in full bloom many visitors and numerous photographers are attracted to the area.

Other Scenic Spots: Tortoise Peak, Yuanyang Lake (Lake of Mandarin Ducks), Gexian Mountain

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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With years of experience working with children in orphanages all over China, Lead to China is uniquely qualified to offer a special homeland experience for you. You will:

  • Visit the orphanage, foster family and finding site
  • Learn about birth country culture
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