ChangChun Social Welfare Institute

 Address: DaTun Zhen ChaoYang District ChangChun    
    Postal Code: 130103      Telephone No: 531-503-1059

Day 1:

Our guide will pick you up upon arrival in the Changchun and meet the guide for transfer to your hotel. Enjoy free time the rest of the day.

Day 2:

Breakfast. Then drive to Changchun orphanage and meet with people related to your child's adoption. If you desire, host a lunch or dinner for the orphanage director and staff. Explore the local area with your guide. If needed, locate and visit the place where your child was found or visit your child's former foster family (if applicable and pending special permission).Our guide will escort you back to your hotel.

Day 3:

Breakfast. Today you will have a full day Changchun city sightseeing, visit some of the major scenic spots like Eastern Hollywood, Royal Palace, etc.

Day 4:

After the breakfast, our guide will transfer you to Changchun airport/railway station.

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.

Chang Chun City Social Welfare Institute:

Address:Qiu Jia Village, Lan Jia Town, Kuan Cheng District, Chang Chun City, Jilin Province

Location:The orphanage is located in Changchun City Changchun, Kuancheng district in the capital of Jilin province.

Information about Changchun :It has a population of nearly seven million inhabitants and an area of 18,881 km ² .In the city where more than thirty different ethnic groups, among which the Han, Hui, Manchu and Mongolian .The climate is semi-humid , with an annual average temperature of 4.8 º C. The city is ice-free for 150 days a year. Changchun hosted the Asian Winter Games in 2007. It was founded in 1800 during the Qing Dynasty. The city has a strong Japanese air as Japanese companies from around exert its influence on China during the first half of the twentieth century.
Changchun was the capital of the state of Manchukuo from 1931-1945 , whose throne was occupied by ousted Emperor Puyi . In the city you can still visit the old palace from which ruled this " puppet state " .
In the city are located various automobile industries have become the center of this branch in the country. In Changchun also railcars and locomotives are manufactured.
In the late 50's were discovered near Changchun some oil wells that helped the rapid economic development of the city .

General Information:The orphanage was founded about 38 years ago.Da home to about 70 children , many of them elderly .In August 2007 , work began to build a new orphanage and June 1, 2008 formally put into use. It has a construction area of 7,800 square mestros .The orphanage is designed to accommodate up to 300 children.
The school children go to school and then return to the orphanage.Some of the children living in the orphanage and other foster families in the city.A proportion of children who have special needs .Half The Sky has 4 programs help in this orphanage since May 2010.
Packages of Hope has worked with this orphanage and built a library in the .

Director of the orphanage :(no data)

Surnames of children :Chang
There’re many hotels in Changchun City.

Scenic Spots in Changchun City:Puppet Regime Imperial Palace
Located at northeastern part of Changchun City, the Puppet Regime Imperial Palace covers 120,000 square meters. It was the palace of Puyi, the emperor of Qing Dynasty, who ascended the throne for the third time to become the puppet emperor of the Japanese-created state of Manchukuo. In 1934, the puppet regime was renamed the "Manchu empire" with the reign title of "Kangde." On March 1 of the same year, Pu Yi came to power and made his residence the imperial palace, which was divided into the outer and inner palaces, with the former as the living quarters for Puyi and his family, while the latter was where he conducted his political activities.
Changchun Movie City
Tucked away among green trees by the side of Kuanping Bridge in urban Changchun, the movie city was built in 1987 for movie goers, movie shooting, and recreation. It boasts the Film World and the panoramic cinema, and a new-tech exhibition district. On its 29 hectares of land are arranged a block of Beijing-style courtyard houses, a horse racecourse, a shooting range, an outdoor dance ground, an ancient construction district; a minority ethnic group district composed of buildings in the style of Korean, Mongolian, and Manchu ethnic groups; an entertainment district made up of ancient castles and strange caves, and an ancient animal world; a district providing catering and shopping services; and a sound control center.
Changchun Bore Temple
As the largest temple in Changchun City, Bore Temple was approved by the State Council as a key site under state protection. Off the northeast corner of Changchun's People's Square, an imposing, ancient-Chinese styled gate leads visitors to the Banruo Temple (Banruo si), the biggest Buddhist Temple in Changchun. Bore Temple was built in 1932 and was renamed as Huguo Bore Temple in 1934. It is although not traditionally old (construction only began in 1921), is a perfect example of Buddhist architectural structure. The temple boasts a total space of nearly 15,000 square meters and is filled with beautiful halls and garden settings.
Changchun Cultural Square
As the largest open area in Changchun City, Changchun Cultural Square is located at the center of the city, covering 20.5 hectares. It is the second-largest in the world (after Tian'anmen), and was to be the site of a Japanese palace. The main north-south road runs from the center of Xinminzhu Street to the main building of the square, the central axis line being 420 meters long. In the north is an open-air music forum, with the 10,000-square-meter front square of the main building traversing the east-west main road. The roads are laid with granite stones, creating a natural, solemn and steady impression.

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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