KunMing Children's Welfare Institute

 Address: No.293 Bai Long Si, Pan Long District,Kunming City, Yunnan Province.    
    Postal Code: 650224      Telephone No: 871-0381-3908

Day 1:

Upon arrival in Kunming, you will be met in the arrivals area 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. If needed, the guide will take you to purchase gifts to the orphanage, he or she will recommend you some good restaurants and places to relax.

Day 2:

Your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby. Then transfer to visit your child's home 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). After that, transfer back to your hotel.

Day 3:

Breakfast. Today you will have a full day Kunming sightseeing including Stone Forest and Jiuxiang Scenic Spot.

Day 4:

After the breakfast, our guide will transfer you to 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.

Kunming City Children's Welfare Institute:

Address: No.293 Bai Long Si, Pan Long District,Kunming City, Yunnan Province.

Location:The orphanage is located in Kunming city, district Pan Long, the capital of Yunnan Province.

Information about Kunming:Kunming is the capital of Yunnan Province .It is located at the northern end of Lake Dian and has a population of over four million.Thanks to its mild climate is also known as the "City of Spring" .It has 1,410,854 inhabitants.
Kunming is located in the Yunnan Plateau .Enjoy a protected location due to the surrounding mountains on three sides and the lake, located south of the metropolis.
During the Warring States period , the original town was founded in what is today Kunming.His name was Dian .It is believed that Marco Polo visited the city in the thirteenth century.During that century, the city was taken by the Mongol troops, who gave its present name to Kunming.
In the fourteenth century, during the Ming Dynasty, Kunming was retaken .The wall that surrounded the city, now defunct today was constructed .
In the nineteenth century , Kunming was attacked rebel leader Du Wenxiu who assaulted the city on several occasions between 1858 and 1868 .
In the twentieth century, the development of the city was largely conditioned rail .In the 80 Kunming began to change and become a major financial and commercial center.
Local attractions include Yunnan Provincial Museum and Kunming City Museum , the Temple of Yuantong , Emerald Lake Park and Park Daguanlou , the Temples of Western Hills , the Golden Temple , the Temple of thebamboos , Museum and Park Minorities of Yunnan , the City Zoo and birds Market .

General Information:The orphanage was founded in 1987 , although the current orphanage was built in 1990.
92% of the orphans have special needs , but the care and treatment of the orphanage make the percentage is reduced to 65 %.
Many adoptions are domestic Kunming Orphanage , and most of these children without special needs.
Opened to international adoption in 1992 and in total has given more than 1,000 children for adoption.
In total , you can take care of over 600 children (mostly with host families in the city) and has an area of 57,000 square meters.
It is composed by two 3-storey buildings which even includes a school.
As they say , this orphanage is not used to give children the parents who send packages until just prior to adoption.
Was evaluated in 2008 and entered the "Top 10 Social Welfare Institutes.”
In 2009 he was awarded the “Award for International Adoption “by the CCAA.
Love without Boundaries has assisted in this orphanage.
If you want to visit this Children's Welfare Institute, you can arrive in Kunming by flight directly, and then we can arrange our guide and driver to pick you up and drive to there.

Top-rated hotels: Grand Park Kunming, Empark Grand Hotel Kunming, Horizon Hotel Yunnan Kunming, Green Lake Hotel.

Top-rated attractions:Dianchi Lake, Stone Forest, the Village of Ethnic Culture, Grand View Park, etc.

Hi, my name is Jana Yin He, I wondered if after all the Covid sitation th eorphanage is still open for people who had spent some of their life in. I really would like to come and visit the whole province but my priority is to get into this orphanage. I'm scheduling my trip as soon as is possible. I was looking forwar to go maybe this June. Thank you for your attention, and I will be looking for your answer.
Asked by Jana Yin He (Nov.14, 2022)

Hello, my name is Theresa Mehling or Bai tei Bi, i don't know if anyone still remembers me, but I want to know, what are some of the information i need to be able come to visit the orphanage. I grew up in that orphanage and spend 13 years of my life there before i was adopted. Now i am older want to back for a visit. in 2013, I come back I was not able to come visit because i need some kind of government paper which i did not have. so this time i want to be prepared. please let me know if its possible and please direct me to the right direction. Thank you!
Asked by Theresa Mehling (Mar.20, 2017)

Trip advisor (Mar.20, 2017) replied:
Hi, To visit the orphanage, we need to apply the visiting from the local provincial Civil Affairs Bureau first. For more details, please kindly check your email. Thanks. Also feel free to contact our trip advisor if you need any assitance. Thanks.

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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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