ZhanJiang City Social and Children's Welfare Institute

 Address: No. 2 Chi Kan Nong Lin Er Road, Zhan Jiang City, Guangdong Province    
    Postal Code: 524001      Telephone No: N/A

Day 1:

Our guide and driver will pick up you when you arrive in Guangzhou. Then we will drive you to the hotel. You will stay in the hotel to have  a rest.

Day 2:

Our guide will pick up you in the morning at bout 7:30am. Then we wil drive you to ZhanJiang city(about 5 hours driving). When we arrive in ZhanJiang SWI, we will start our visiting: meet the children and director of the orphanage, have a brief understanding about the condition of the orphanage, check the file of your child. We will have a lunch with the staff in the orphange. After that, we will visit the finding site of your child, meet the foster family if possible. Then we will drive you to the hotel and you will stay one night in ZhanJiang.

Day 3:

Today we will drive you back to Guangzhou. And you will have a rest in Guangzhou hotel when you arrive. Or you also can walk around the city on your own.

Day 4:

Our guide and driver will take you to the airport or train station. You will depart Guangzhou today.

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.

ZhanJiang City Social and Children's Welfare Institute :

Address:No. 2 Chi Kan Nong Lin Er Road, Zhan Jiang City, Guangdong Province, 524037.

General Information:The orphanage was founded in 1957.It is a home for children of all ages (250) and adults with disabilities and the elderly.It covers an area of 7,228 square meters and consists of four buildings. One of them has ten floors have living rooms, playrooms, classrooms, medical rehabilitation ... and is the residence of young children. There is also a four-story building that houses children over 7 years, along with those who have special needs. The other two buildings are specifically for elderly people.It has about 100 staff members, including 20 medical personnel and 30 caregivers.
Since 1993, hundreds of children from the orphanage were adopted internationally.The director of the orphanage adopted her daughter in the same orphanage.In 2000 he was one of 5 Guangdong orphanage giving more children in intercountry adoption.It is a city which lies on the west coast of the Leizhou Peninsula, in the South China Sea.Zhanjiang has about 1 million inhabitants, and Cantonese is spoken, although most young people speak Mandarin and English.
It is famous for its pineapple, mango and red orange.It is a key port and a major oil refinery. In recent years, it has developed a tourism industry thanks to the possibility of diving in their coastal reefs.
It is located less than 600 km from Vietnam.Its climate is warm, with long summers and mild winters. It has an average annual temperature of 23 degrees Celsius. It is a city famous for its beaches.
Over two thirds of cultured pearls come from China around Zhanjiang waters.
Huguangyan National Scenic Area: This scenic area is also a national geological park famous for its natural volcano relic. It has the most typical and largest maar (volcanic) lake in the world.
Donghai Island: It ranks as the fifth largest island in China. A popular holiday resort has been built on the east side of the island. In addition to the forest and beautiful sea, it also has a 28-kilomter-long beach.
Naozhou Island: This is a beautiful island that is favorable for a visit at any season. The Naozhou Beacon with over a hundred years' history is the highlight of the island.

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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