ShiCheng County Social Welfare Institute

 Address: 73 Nan Yuan Road, Qin Jiang Town, Shi Cheng County, Jiangxi Province    
    Postal Code: 342700      Telephone No: 797-570-3158

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 Shicheng County SWI (about 4 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 half 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.

Shi Cheng County Social Welfare Institute:

Address: 73 Nan Yuan Road, Qin Jiang Town, Shi Cheng County, Jiangxi Province

Location:The orphanage is in Shicheng County Shicheng, about 5 ½ hours by road from Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi Province.

Shicheng information:Shicheng County is a county located under the jurisdiction of Ganzhou.In this area are Hakka (are Han Chinese who speak the Hakka language and based in the provinces of Guangdong, Jiangxi and Fujian).It is one of the smallest regions of Ganzhou.

General Information:The orphanage was built around 2003 (the exact date is not known) and since then have adopted children, but very few.Da home to about 30 children and the elderly.
Most children live with host families in the city.

Director of the orphanage:Mr. Ye Zhong Guo

Surnames of children:Shi
Shicheng County is under the administration of Ganzhou city, several hotels in Ganzhou City.

Scenic Spots in Ganzhou:Tongtian Cliff: Located 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) northwest of the Ganzhou city proper, the Tongtian Cliff is reputed as the treasury of the ancient grotto art in South China. It holds the largest complex of cliff grottos of Jiangxi Province, with entirely 279 stone cases in the cliffsides and 359 stone Buddhas, most of which are engraved during the Tang and Song dynasties. Since the Song Dynasty, cliffside inscriptions of poets and scholars had existed over nine hundred years. Perfectly set off by the surrounding natural sceneries, Tongtian Cliff is an ever pleasant summer resort.

Meiguan Ancient Post Road: In order to promote the trade communication, the Tang Court constructed the post road, the passage merchants of Jiangxi and Guangdong must take. Two thousand years later, it is still kept intact. December or January is the best time to Meiguan, as it is just the florescence of plum blossom all over the hill and dale. The ancient post road is superior choice for tourists fond of tranquility and something redolent of the past.

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
  • Get the first hand price from local agency

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