LuZhou City Social Welfare Institute

 Address: No.11 Er Duan, Zhongshan Road, Luzhou City, Sichuan Province    
    Postal Code: 646000      Telephone No: 830—317399

Day 1:

Upon arrival in Chengdu (the capital city of Sichuan 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 Luzhou City SWI (about 3.6 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 Chengdu. Today you will have one day tour of Chengdu. The recommended scenic spots are Chengdu Panda Breed Research Base, Jinli Old Street and Kuai&Zhai Alley. 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.

LuZhou City Social Welfare Institute:

Address:No.11 Er Duan, Zhongshan Road, Luzhou City, Sichuan Province, 646000.

General Information:The orphanage is located in Luzhou Luzhou City, about 3 hours drive from Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province
Luzhou City has an area of 12,247 square km and a population of 4,850,000 habitantes.Se located at a distance of 240 kilometers from the capital approximate.
The Tuo River flows through the city.
Has always been a center of economic activities in the tri-border area of Sichuan Province, Yunnan and Guizhou. The production of food, beverages, and chemicals, along with manufacturing of construction equipment are the most important industries in the local economy.
Ancient Town of Yaoba: Located in the border area between Sichuan and Guizhou Provinces, the Ancient Town at Yaoba is about 22 kilometers (13.7 miles) from Luzhou City, 27 kilometers (16.8 miles) from Chishui City and 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Hejiang County. This ancient town brings together the dense historical culture and folk-customs of the two provinces, so it is a characteristic historical town, a base for making films and a Holy Land of Buddhists in this area.
The richly historical town was a military stronghold and a prosperous marketplace in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). In ancient times, it was an important crossroad between Sichuan Province and Guizhou Province. Carrying official letters to Chishui City, the couriers had to cross this town, so the Yaoba post-house was built by the government. All kinds of merchants who brought varied goods gathered here, so the bazaar was very prosperous and became known as 'Small Hong Kong'.
Langzhong Ancient City stands on the bank of Jialing River beside the new city district of Langzhong City. It was the capital of the Ba Kingdom in Warring States Period (476BC-221BC) until the Qin (221BC-206BC) wiped out the kingdom over twenty-three thousand years ago. In the end of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the start of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Langzhong has been the temporary capital of Sichuan for seventeen years. It was always spoken of as the political, military and culture center of northern Sichuan by feudal lords.
This ancient town is listed among the four famous old towns in China (the other three are the Old Town of Lijiang inYunnan, the Pingyao Old Cityin Shanxi and Shexian County in Anhui). Along the bluestone pavement, there are residences like Beijing's Hutongs and Beijing's Courtyards, compounds of Ming and Qing Style and a few buildings of Tang and Song dynasties.
Scenic Spots in Langzhong: Big Buddha Temple, Tengwang Pavilion Scenic Area, Jinpingshan Scenic Area, Zhangfei Temple

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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