JiuJiang City Social Welfare Institute

 Address: 23 Li Jia Long Nan Road, Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province    
    Postal Code: 332000      Telephone No: 792-858-2386

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 Jiujiang County 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.

JiuJiang City Social Welfare Institute :

Address: 23 Li Jia Long Nan Road, Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province

Location:The orphanage is located in Jiujiang Jiujiang City, about 2 hours drive from Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi Province.
Information about Jiujiang.Jiujiang is located on the south bank of the Yangtze River and its name means " nine rivers ".It became a center of tea in China, along with Hankou and Fuzhou.Han Chinese make up 99.8 % of the population but there are 100 other minority nationalities.The local speech of Jiujiang is a variety of mandarin .The famous "Mount Lushan " ( listed as a World Heritage Site ) is located in the south of the city center.

General Information:The orphanage was founded in May 1975.Since 1994 , many children were adopted by families in America, Canada, Australia and Spain . So far, about 1,100 children have been adopted from this orphanage .Da household children and elderly , who live in a separate building.There are approximately 100 children in the orphanage. Some host families residing in the city (about 20) .In May 2011 the staff and children moved to the new orphanage. It has 3 levels: 1st in younger children and there is a living room activities , in the 2nd there are preschool children , wards Half The Sky , a small library and a computer room in the 3rd there are older children.Now the elderly living in the old orphanage.Half The Sky is working with this orphanage . It opened its aid program in June 2004 .The Altrusa Foundation is working with this orphanage .

Director of the orphanage :Before it was Mr. Cao ( his secretary was Mrs Yu) . Since March 2009 is Mr. Wang Qian Yong (王 前 勇)

Surnames of children :Huang (born before 1995 ) and currently Cao.Many hotels in Jiujiang City.

Scenic Spots in Jiujiang:Poyang Lake, the largest fresh-water lake in China, is inlaid on the vast land of South China like a resplendent pearl nurturing the people of Jiangxi. In the lake, you can find many attractions, including Dagu Hill, Nanshan Hill and Lake-View Pavilion. The Dagu Hill and Nanshan Hill are two islands in the lake. With picturesque scenery, they are well worth visiting. The Lake-View Pavilion, made of wood, is just located on the shore of the lake.
Lushan National Park located south of Jiujiang City is the area's most famous attraction. It is one of China's first geological parks and has been cited by UNESCO as a world natural heritage. Among the top mountain resorts in China, it is appealing to numerous visitors for its stunning natural scenery and cultural heritage. Moreover, its verdant peaks, rushing waterfalls, seas of clouds and mists and exquisite gardens attract an enormous number of visitors.
At the northwestern foot of the Mt. Lushan, Donglin Monastery is built by the originator of the Pure Land Sect of Buddhism which is worshipped by four fifths of the total Buddhist disciples.

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
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