HuaZhou Infants' Welfare Institute

 Address: No.31 He Xi Jiao Yu Road, Huahzou City, Guangdong Province    
    Postal Code: 525100      Telephone No: 668-722-7927

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 Huazhou city(about 6 hours driving). When we arrive in Huazhou Infants' Welfare Institute, 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 Huazhou.

Day 3:

Today we will drive you back to Guangzhou. And you will have a rest in Guangzhou hotel when you arrive.

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.

Huazhou City Social Welfare Institute:

Address:No.31 He Xi Jiao Yu Road, Huahzou City, Guangdong Province

General Information:It was founded in 1930 to care for orphans .Until 1995 , the children lived there until I met 18 years ago and were taught a profession. If they could not get a job, they were allowed to stay in the orphanage until they found one .
In November 1995 , the orphanage was authorized to give up for adoption some children .The next orphanage was located near the city center .He shared his roof with the local police station . The rear entrance was through a dirt yard behind a nightclub.The September 25, 2001 the new and current orphanage is located atop a hill over. On September 27 the staff and children was officially transferred to the new building .The new orphanage is divided into two parts: one for children and one for the elderly.
In the spring of 2002 there were 182 children , 134 children under two years and 18 about two years. An estimated 30 children with special needs.The new orphanage can accommodate up to 300 children.
About 80 children a year are adopted by foreign families . Since 1995 , over 600 children have been adopted by foreigners.In 2000 he was one of the 5 orphanages in Guangdong giving more children in intercountry adoption. In 2005 adoptions in these 5 orphanages decreased much , exept Huazhou and another orphanage . In 2006 adoptions declined.
The orphanage is in Huazhou City Huazhou, about 5 hours drive from Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province.
Within Huazhou many districts.It has a mild climate and abundant rainfall. Its lands are fertile.
Huazhou is one of the main producers of vegetables.4 different underground rivers in the area: the Wei, Luo, Lin and Jiang River.The ancient name of the city means dragon. According to legend, there was once a dragon hiding in the Luo River.

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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2019 Spring Heritage Tour to China with Huazhou Orphanage Visiting ( Date: Mar 27th, 2019 )

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