YiChun Welfare Institute

 Address: 26 Zhong Shan Xi Road, Yuan Zhou District, Yi Chun City, Jiangxi Province    
    Postal Code: 336000      Telephone No: 795-320-3341

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 Yichun SWI (about 2.5 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.

YiChun Welfare Institute:
Address: 26 Zhong Shan Xi Road, Yuan Zhou District, Yi Chun City, Jiangxi Province
Location:The orphanage is located in Yichun Yichun City, Yuanzhou district, about 5 hours drive from Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi Province.
Yichun Information :Yichun literally means welcome spring .Its area is 18,669 km ² (50 % and 35 % mountain forests ) and a total population of 5,100,000 inhabitants ( 1,100,000 4,000,000 urban and rural ) .99.5 % of the population is Han, but there are also many ethnic minorities .Agriculture is the main sector , but other industries in natural resources such as timber and mining are very important to the economy.The most important mineral deposits are aluminum, tungsten, gold , zinc and copper.Yichun is also a stop on the major railway between Beijing and Nanchang.

General Information:The orphanage was built in 1959 .It consisted of two parallel buildings. There were also small houses for the elderly.
The orphanage younger children was on the left and on the right was for seniors and those with special needs.There was also a small clinic can meet the babies.The first family that adopted in this orphanage did in 1992.Between late 2010 and early 2011 they finished work on the new orphanage. This consists of 6 separate buildings : one for boys , three for the elderly , one for offices and the other including a coffee shop. The building has rooms for children , a small infirmary room, games room and special education.
Still, the old orphanage is still standing and still there is a classroom used for children .
Carers working in two shifts to cover 24 hours a day.Around 2004 the director of the orphanage was changed.In 2005 there were 74 children in the orphanage. Currently there are about 60 .
Between 2000 and 2005, has approximately 310 children for adoption .Some of the children living in the orphanage and other foster families (10 to 20).The Altrusa Foundation is working with this orphanage .
Director of the orphanage:Before it was Deng Wei Ping (邓卫平) . Des February 2012 is Mr. Wang Shengli .

Surnames of children :Yi (宜).Many hotels in Yichun City.

Scenic Spots in Yichun:Mingyue (Moon) Mountain. Mingyue Mountain gained its name from its shape like a bright crescent moon. The scenic area consists of over ten peaks which are all more than a thousand meters (about 3,281feet) above sea level. It is also a national forest park comprising of six tourist zones. Among them, the Yangshan Scenic Spot is an important birthplace of Buddhism in South China, and the Wentang Town, at the foot of the Mingyue Mountain, is famous for hot springs teeming with selenium.

Other Scenic Spots: Sanzhaolun National Forest Park, Zhuojiang Karst Cave, Wucheng Ruins

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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