QuanZhou City Licheng District SWI

 Address: No.123 Chong Fu Road, Licheng District, Quanzhou City, Fujian province    
    Postal Code: 362000      Telephone No: 595-278-4235

Day 1:

Our guide will pick you up upon arrival in the Fuzhou and meet the guide for transfer to your hotel. Enjoy free time the rest of the day.

Day 2:

Breakfast. Then drive to Quanzhou City (2.5 hour driving distance), visit your child's home orphanage and meet with people related to your child's adoption. If you desire, host a lunch or dinner for the orphanage director and staff. Explore the local area with your guide. If needed, locate and visit the place where your child was found or visit your child's former foster family (if applicable and pending special permission).Our guide will escort you back to your hotel.

Day 3:

Breakfast. Today you will have a full day Fuzhou city sightseeing, visit some of the major scenic spots like Gushan Mountain, West Lake Park, Fuzhou University, etc.

Day 4:

After the breakfast, our guide will transfer you to Fuzhou airport/railway station.

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.

QuanZhou City Licheng District SWI:

Address:123 Chong Fu Road, Licheng District, Quanzhou City, Fujian province.

Location:The orphanage is located in Quanzhou City Quanzhou Licheng District, about 2 ½ hours by road from Fuzhou, capital of Fujian Province.

Information Quanzhou:Quanzhou is located on the coast north of Xiamen.It has an area of 11,015 square km and a population of 7,860,000 inhabitants.It has a subtropical climate with hot summers and short winters. The average temperature in January is 12.1 ° C and in July 28.6 ° C.The importance of Quanzhou down in the sixteenth century when Japanese pirates brought desolation to these shores.Maintains important links with Taiwan, and it is estimated that about 9 million Taiwanese Han descended from migrants from Quanzhou.

General Information:It is a small orphanage that gives home to about 30 children and the elderly.
In 2006, "Fujian Kids" began supporting children with special needs through support.

Director of the orphanage:(no data)

Surnames of children:(no data)
There’re many hotels in Quanzhou.

Scenic Spots in Quanzhou:Kaiyuan Temple
Built in 686 (during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian), Kaiyuan Temple is located on West Street in Quanzhou City. The entire complex covers an area of over 19 acres. Through past restorations, it has now become a fairly complete set of courtyard galleries. As the largest Buddhist temple in Fujian Province, Kaiyuan Temple has attracted many domestic and foreign travelers who are interested in Buddhist culture.
Luoyang Bridge:
Luoyang Bridge, Lugou Bridge (Beijing), Zhaozhou Bridge (Shijiazhuang) and Guangji Bridge (Chaozhou) are renowned as the four famous ancient bridges in China. Luoyang Bridge spans the Luoyang River from south to north in the southern suburb of Quanzhou. It is China's earliest stone beam bridge built at the seaport and is one of the state-level culture heritage protection units.
Mt. Qingyuan Scenic Area
Mt. Qingyuan is one of the principal tourist attractions in the Quanzhou area. The mountain's scenic area encompasses about 62 square kilometers (15,321 acres). Also called North, Spring or Qiyun Mountain, Qingyuan's highest peak is about 500 meters (1,640 feet) above sea level. The main scenic area is about 3 kilometers (2 miles) to Quanzhou City.
Qingjing Mosque:
The Qingjing Mosque, also known as the Ashab Mosque, is located in the center of Tumen Street in Quanzhou. Throughout the Song Dynasty (960-1279), Quanzhou City was one of the key ports of foreign trade and attracted many Arabs. The mosque, built and repaired by Arab Muslims, reflects the friendship and cultural exchange between China and Arabic countries. Imitating a mosque in Damascus, Syria, it was initially built in 1009 and today is the oldest Arab-style mosque in China. This magnificent mosque covers an area of 2,500 square meters (0.62 acre) and features a gate, the Fengtian Hall, and the Mingshan Hall.
Quanzhou Water Rock Temple (Qingshui Yan Temple)
Covering an area of over four square miles, Quanzhou Water Rock Temple (Qingshui Yan Temple) is located in northwestern Anxi County. Situated at the foot of Penglai Mountain, it is a fantastic tourist resort for both admiring scenic spots and appreciating the Buddhist culture.
Quanzhou Maritime Museum
Quanzhou, a well-known historical and cultural city, is home to many historical sites such as the Qingjing Mosque, and the Kaiyuan Temple (the largest Buddhist temple in Fujian Province). However, if you want to witness a historical panorama of the city, your best choice is the Quanzhou Maritime Museum.
Heavenly Empress Palace (Tianhou Palace)
The Heavenly Empress Palace (Tianhou Palace) is located in beautiful Quanzhou City in Fujian Province. It is the earliest A-Ma (also Mazu) Temple and is known as 'Wenling Sacred Temple'. The temple complex covers a large area and is of the highest architectural standard. It is the first A-Ma Temple to be listed as one of China's National Key Cultural Relics Protection Sites.

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
  • Learn about birth country culture
  • Get the first hand price from local agency

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