TaiYuan City Social Welfare Institute

 Address: No.121 Shang Zhuang Street, Wan Bai Lin District Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province.    
    Postal Code: 030000      Telephone No: 351-687-9003

Day 1:

Our guide and driver will pick up you when you arrive in TaiYuan. 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. Then we will drive you to TaiYuan 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 back to the hotel.

Day 3:

Today you will visit Twin Pagoda Temple, Yingze Park and Tianlong Shan Stone Caves.

Day 4:

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

TaiYuan City Social Welfare Institute:

Address: No.121 Shang Zhuang Street, Wan Bai Lin District Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province.

Location:The orphanage is located in Taiyuan City, Bai Lin Wan district, the capital of Shanxi Province.
Taiyuan is an ancient capital built in the year 500. C. His original name was Jinyang, while current name comes from the period of the Qin Dynasty.
It has a population of 3,413,800 inhabitants and an area of 6,956 square km.
Its climate is continental, with frequent dust storms in spring and heat waves in verano.La city was destroyed during the war in 1125. The city wall was rebuilt in 1568.
It is the most important coal mining center in China.
The Fen River flows through the city from north to south, dividing the city into two parts: Qiaoxi (West Bridge) and Qiaodong (east of the bridge).

General Information:Taiyuan Orphanage was created in June 1953.
Since opening there have been more than 8,000 seniors and children who have benefited.
There are 4 members of management, one dean, 2 vice-dean and about 70 members.
Da household children (about 100) and the elderly.
Some of the children live with host families in the city (500).
The total area of the institution is 68,000 square meters. It has a green and planting 50% of the land area.
There are offices, medical, child care, senior services, maintenance, area outdoor activity.
The institute is equipped with doctors and rehabilitation, education, training and recreational facilities for children and the elderly.
If you want to visit the Tai Yuan City SWI, you can arrive in Taiyuan by flight directly, and then we can arrange our guide and driver to pick you up and drive to this SWI.  

Top-rated hotels: Shanxi Jinci Hotel, Taiyuan Wanda Vista Hotel, Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan

Top-rated attractions:Chongshan Monastery, Jinci Temple, Mt. Wutai, Twin Pagoda 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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  • Visit the orphanage, foster family and finding site
  • Learn about birth country culture
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