ShenYang City Social Welfare Institute

 Address: Wang Niu Village, Zao Hua Town, Yuhong District, Shenyang City    
    Postal Code: 110000      Telephone No: N/A

Day 1:

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

Day 2:

Breakfast. Then drive to Shenyang 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 Shenyang city sightseeing, visit some of the major scenic spots like Shenyang Forbidden City, Zhao Tomb, etc.

Day 4:

After the breakfast, our guide will transfer you to Shenyang 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.

ShenYang City Social Welfare Institute:

Address: Wang Niu Village, Zao Hua Town, Yuhong District, Shenyang City

Location:The orphanage is located in Shenyang City Shenyang Yuhong district, the capital of Liaoning Province.

Information about Shenyang:Shenyang is the capital of Liaoning Province .
It has a population of about 7,200,000 inhabitants and a total area of 13,000 km ² .
The city has a climate with extreme temperatures can exceed 35 ° C in summer and drop to -25 ° C in the winter months .
In 1625 , the Manchu leader Nurhaci moved the capital to Shenyang. The Mukden renamed in 1634. Shenyang was the capital of the Manchu until he moved to Beijing in 1644 , when the new Qing dynasty was founded.
When China opened its doors to the world in 1979 , Shenyang embarked on a period of modernization.
Today , it is one of the major industrial centers of China , as well as an important hub in the northeast of the country.
It has the largest airport in the area.

General Information:It was built in 1972 .It is located in the northern part of the city of Shenyang in the village Wangniu , Yuhong district .Give children and elderly home .Some of the children living in the orphanage and other foster families in the city.
It covers a total area of 51,000 square meters.The orphanage is protected by Half The Sky Foundation .There are 443 staff members and 202 children up to 14 years.
There are doctors , nurses , teachers and trainers rehabilitation ...
The sector is divided into childhood children class, nursery class children with mental disabilities and the preschool class .
It is adequately equipped with bathrooms, laundry, patients , pharmacy, x-ray machine , ultrasound machines ...
In 2002 5000 square meters that serve as a place of rehabilitation for children were built. This project was launched in September 2003.
In some cases during delivery gives adoptive parents a booklet with pictures of your child during the stay at the orphanage.

Director of the orphanage:Ms. Tan

Surnames of children :Shen
Lots of hotels in Shenyang.

Scenic spots:
Attractions listed as World Heritage
Shenyang Imperial Palace
This palace is the second only to the Forbidden City in the extent of its preservation in Beijing.
Zhaoling Tomb (North Mausoleum)
Construction on this 350-year-old structure began in 1643. Zhaoling Mausoleum combines both Manchu and Han architectural characteristics.
Fuling Tomb
Begun in 1629, Fuling Tomb is a typical imperial tomb built in a traditional style. This magnificent tomb, which was finished in 1651, has been well maintained

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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