ChengDu Children's Welfare Institute

 Address: No.16 Lane 3, Tai Shan, Xu Pu Town, Pi County, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province    
    Postal Code: 610036      Telephone No: 28-773-7372

Day 1:

Upon arrival in Chengdu (the capital city of Sichuan 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 Chengdu CWI (about 30 minutes 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:

Today you will have one day tour of Chengdu. The recommended scenic spots are Great Panda Breeding Base, Jinli Old Street and Kuai&Zhai Alley. 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.

Cheng Du City Children's Welfare Institute:

Address:No.16 Lane 3, Tai Shan, Xu Pu Town, Pi County, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, 611731.

General Information:The orphanage in Chengdu is located in Chengdu City, County Pixian, the capital of Sichuan province.
The orphanage opened in 1951.
The delivery of children is sometimes performed in the same orphanage and give the possibility to visit. During delivery gives families a booklet with photos of the child during the stay at the orphanage.
Some of the children living in the orphanage and other foster families.
They also have medical care, rehabilitation and recovery, special education and nursing care.
In April 2003, the new orphanage, located in the western suburbs of Chengdu, in Pu Xi County, about 5 miles from the city center of Chengdu, was renewed.
It has a total area of 35 hectares, with area of 11 000 square meters. It consists of 5 floors.
It has a playground outside.
Currently there are 500 children and about 100 staff people.
Children of school age are sent to primary and secondary schools.
The city of Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province in southwestern China.
It has a population of 10 million inhabitants and an area of 12,300 km ² .
The first inhabitants settled in the Chengdu area during the Bronze Age, more than four thousand years ago. In the early fourth century . C. , the king of Shu moved his capital to the city located at the site of the current Chengdu. He was inspired by the ancient story of King Tai of Zhou also moved his capital. King Shu named the new capital " Cheng Du " it means to become capital.
During the Han Dynasty , the city was renamed Yi Zhou .
In Chengdu paper money was used for the first time in history .
It also has an extensive system of railways. The main railway station is the railway station of Chengdu. It is located in the northern part of the city.
In 2006 he was voted the second best city in China to live. Today is a clean and green city, impresses with its modern neighborhoods with skyscrapers and shopping malls, but disappointed by the small number of old buildings that can be discovered between them.
Highlights the "Giant Panda Breeding Base Reseach ." It is 10 km from the center and is the largest panda reserve in the world.
130 kilometers from Chengdu, Wolong Natural Reserve is renowned as the hometown of giant pandas and the Natural Zoological and Botanical Garden. It's the earliest, largest and best-known panda reserve in China. It was placed on UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve Network in 1980. After the earthquake on May 12, 2008, the pandas were moved to Bifeng Gorge Panda Base.
Three-Star Piles Museum (Sanxingdui Museum)
The Three-Star Piles Museum in Nanxing Town, Guanghan, about 40 kilometers from city proper, exhibits the excavations of the ancient Shu Kingdom. It is an important archeological discovery which changed people's understanding of ancient history and culture.

I adopted my daughter from your orphanage in 1996 through the World Child Agency. Would you have any record of her birth parents. We only know that she was left at the police station in Chengdu. We adopted her when she was 11 months old. Thank you.
Asked by Lisa Yardeni (Sep.21, 2017)

Trip Consultant (Sep.21, 2017) replied:
Hi Lisa, thanks for your inquiry. Please note that when child was found and sent to police station, the policemen should had tried many ways to find his/her parents. Without any results by long time, then the child would be sent to the orphanage. So the orphanage should have No record of her birth parents.

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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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