FuZhou (抚州) City Social Welfare Institute

 Address: 1688 Wenchang Avenue, Fuzhou City, Jiangxi Province    
    Postal Code: 344000      Telephone No: 794-825-3197

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 Fuzhou SWI (about 2 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.

FuZhou City Social Welfare Institute:

Address: 1688 Wenchang Avenue, Fuzhou City, Jiangxi Province

Location:The orphanage is located in Fuzhou City Fuzhou, about 2 hours drive from Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi Province.

Information Fuzhou / Linchuan:Fuzhou has an area of 18,817 square km and a population of 3.9 million.It is 90 km south of Nanchang, the capital.The city enjoys a warm and humid environment, with a subtropical monsoon climate.It has abundant mineral resources such as gold, silver and copper.Before the city was also known by the name of Linchuan.

General Information:The orphanage is located about 70 km south east of Nanchang .
The former orphanage was built in 1954.Also known Linchuan , as in ancient times the city also had this name . In 1997 he officially changed to Fuzhou and is now known as .The early adoption of which has reference in this orphanage were in 1993.The new orphanage was built in June 2000 and in 2001 officially moved .In 2007 a building was constructed next to the current orphanage in order to expand and in 2008 the children moved there.Some of the children living in the orphanage and other foster families . There are about 450 children who depend on the orphanage and of these , about 400 are in foster care .Give children and elderly home .
In 2003 he was one of 5 Jiangxi orphanage giving more children in intercountry adoption.
Between 2000 and 2005 children given up for adoption approximately 1.1018 .On the ground floor there is room for older children and the Half The Sky preschoolers.Half The Sky began working at the orphanage in June 2004 .On the second floor there are young children in several rooms with a nanny to each.The book "Porcelain Dolls " tells the adoption of 15 children from various orphanages in Jiangxi , including Fuzhou.Andeni has worked with the orphanage through a donation of washers and dryers.Love Without Boundaries has assisted in this orphanage .The Altrusa Foundation is working with this orphanage.

Adoptions per year:
2003 - 333
2004 - 353
2005 - 332
2006 – 241

Surnames of children:Fu (福)
Several hotels in Fuzhou City.

Scenic Spots in Fuzhou:
Fuzhou Catholic Cathedral is seated in Lingshan Lu of Linchuan District, which was first built in 1908. Covering a floor area of 2,109 square meters (about 12 acres), this Gothic building group is the third largest Catholic Church extant in China.
Junfeng Mountain lies 30 kilometers (19 miles) distant from Nanfeng County with its main peak being the highest among peaks in eastern Jiangxi.

Other Scenic Spots: Longfeng Rock, Baima Temple, Cuiyun Mountain

Hello, We are planning a trip to China in August 2018. We would be a party of 9. We are planning going on a tour that will finish in Nanchang - Fuzhou - Shanghai. We adopted Jasmine in October 1996. She his born under the name of Fu Zhen Zhen on November 15th 1995. What would be the cost for organizing our visit in Nanchang and Fuzhou. We would like to know more about Fuzhou and the area where Jasmine grew. Thank you very much. Respectfully yours, Francois and family from Quebec, Canada.
Asked by Francois Beland (Jul.16, 2017)

Ttrip Advisor (Jul.16, 2017) replied:
Hi, thanks for you rinquiry. Please kindly check your email to find our reply about this trip. 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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  • Visit the orphanage, foster family and finding site
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