ShenZhen Social Welfare Center

 Address: No.26 Mei Ling Road, Fu Tian District, Shen Zhen City, Guangdong Province    
    Postal Code: 518049      Telephone No: 755-331-5947

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. Then we will take bullet train to Shenzhen (about 35 mins). After we arrive in Shenzhen, 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 take bullet train back to Guangzhou.

Day 3:

Today we will take you to enjoy the Guangzhou city sightseeing. We will visit Yuexiu Park, Chen Clan Temple, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall and Shamian Island.

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.

Shenzhen City Social Welfare Center:

Address: No.26 Mei Ling Road, Fu Tian District, Shen Zhen City, Guangdong Province, 518049.  

General Information :The orphanage is located in Shenzhen city of Shenzhen in Futian District, east of Guangdong, 1 hour and half drive from Guangzhou, the capital of the province.
The orphanage was established in September 1992 with a total investment of 42 million yuan.
It is 7 stories high and uns total area of 18,880 square meters.
There are about 200 beds to orphans (some with disabilities).
Between 2006 and 2007 they moved to the new orphanage.It is a city of 4,670,000 inhabitants located south of Guangdong Province.It has an area of 2,020 km ². The climate is subtropical, with an average temperature of 22.4 º C.The city of Shenzhen is divided into six districts: Luohu, Futian, Nanshan, Yantian, Bao'an and Longgang. The first four are within the SEZ Bao'an and Longgang while remaining outside it.It is a city of 4,670,000 inhabitants located south of Guangdong Province.
The city of Shenzhen is divided into six districts: Luohu, Futian, Nanshan, Yantian, Bao'an and Longgang. The first four are within the SEZ Bao'an and Longgang while remaining outside it.
Window of the World, a theme-park near to Shenzhen Bay, is one of the highlights of the city. The park displays miniature versions of more than 130 world famous sites, from each of the five continents.
Happy Valley (Happy Kingdom), which is near to the Window of the World, is the largest theme park in the park and consists of nine major projects, including a Spanish Square, Cartoon City, the Adventure Hill, and the Maya Water Park.
there are still many attractions worth a visit in the city. Among of them, the Xianhu Botanical Garden, the Safari Park, Da Meisha and Xiao Meisha Scenic Area (two excellent bathing beaches), Minsk World (a theme park), and Meridian View Center (also called the window of Shenzhen) are highly recommended. Moreover, Xili Lake Resort endowed with enchanting natural view offers a quiet place for citizens to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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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