BeiHai Social Welfare Institute

 Address: No.135 Hainan Road, Beihai City, Guangxi Province    
    Postal Code: 536000      Telephone No: 779-205-3901

Day 1:

Upon arrival in Nanning, you will be met in the arrivals area by your local guide holding a flag of "Lead to China". After a warm welcome and brief introduction, take a private transfer to your hotel for assistance with check-in. If needed, the guide will take you to purchase gifts to the orphanage, he or she will recommend you some good restaurants and places to relax.

Day 2:

Your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby. Drive about 3 hrs to the Beihai City, 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). Overnight in Beihai.

Day 3:

Have half day tour in Beihai, be transferred back to Nanjing in  afternoon.

Day 4:

After the breakfast, our guide will transfer you to 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.

Bei Hai City Social Welfare Institute:

Address:No.135 Hainan Road, Beihai City, Guangxi Province, 536000.  

General Information:Baihai is located south of the province of Guangxi province, which is about 3 hours drive from Nanning, the capital of the province.
The orphanage is a small two-story building.  It has a playground for children to play. The area is surrounded by many trees and has a sculpture in the front.
Beihai means "North Sea" in Chinese, which means that the place is a seaport on the north coast of the Gulf of Tonkin. Beihai is known in China as a tourist destination. It has a very active nightlife bars also containing style occidental. El dialect spoken throughout Beihai is Beihua, a Cantonese dialect, though Mandarin is understood by most of the population. It has an area of 3,337 square km. Beihai is dominated by Han Chinese and some ethnic minorities such as Zhuang. Over the years has been part of both Guangdong and the Guangxi Actulamente although part of Guangxi.
Many natural scenic spots and historical sites there are under the nation's protection such as Beibu Gulf Square, Xingdao Lake, Silver Beach, Submarine World, Dongpo Pavilion and Wenchang Pagoda. In addition the islands of Weizhou and Xieyang, located in the Beibu Gulf, are also most attractive and very popular.

I completely understand where you coming from no worries at all I will try my best to get in contact with ups.
Asked by Maddie (Nov.06, 2017)

Tour consultant (Nov.06, 2017) replied:
Noted with thanks.

Hi, it is me again how can I send clothing directly to this orphanage.
Asked by Maddie (Nov.05, 2017)

TRIP ADVISOR (Nov.05, 2017) replied:
Hi, Maddie I think you can send the clothing to this address:No.134, Nanhai Road, Beihai city, Guangxi. And the recipient is: Lin Yanxing(Beihai city Children Welfare Institute. Besides, please kindly note we couldn\'t bear the shipping fee because we receive so many customers\' donation requirements. Maybe you can contact the USPS. As I know, they have the cooperation with our Chinese EMS. Please kindly understand. Thanks.

Do you take clothing donations?
Asked by Maddie (Oct.27, 2017)

Tour consultant (Oct.27, 2017) replied:
Hi Maddie, the Beihai orphanage may need clothing for children. Could I know do you make the donation? Do you have child adopted from Beihai? please inform us more details. Thanks

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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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