KaiFeng Social Welfare Institute

 Address: Walk eastward 200 meters from the intersection of JinMing Road and Zhengbian Road    
    Postal Code: 475004      Telephone No: 0371—22731333

Day 1:

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

Day 2:

Breakfast. Then drive to Kaifeng (1.5hour driving distance)    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).Our guide will escort you back to your hotel.

Day 3:

Breakfast. Today you will have a full day Zhengzhou city sightseeing, visit some of the major scenic spots like Shaolin Temple, Henan Museum, Yellow River Scenic Area, etc.

Day 4:

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

KaiFeng City Social Welfare Institute:

Email: KFSHFLY@163.COM

General Information:The orphanage is located in Kaifeng Kaifeng City, 1 hour and half drive from Zhengzhou, capital of Henan Province.
The orphanage was founded in 1928 and has an area of 140 hectares. Da home to about 80 children. Many children have special needs. Love Without Boundaries has several projects in this orphanage:
- A nutrition program.
- A host program, through which some of the children may live with host families in the city
The city of Kaifeng is located on the south bank of the Yellow River and borders the provincial capital (Zhengzhou).
It has a population of 4,800,000 inhabitants and an area of 6,444 square km. It is one of the seven ancient capitals of China.
Kaifeng is also known for having the oldest extant Jewish community in China, the Kaifeng Jews.
It offers a range of culinary delights such as steaming pie and Chinese dumplings. In the evening, Kaifeng's streets turn into restaurants and hundreds of shops empezan to sell their food in the famous night market.

we adopted our daughter in july 2012. Her name was dang, xiu ya. i would love to send pics of her to the staff. there is an older lady that used to work there that she refers to as her china grandmaw? any ideas?
Asked by jane willis (Jun.22, 2017)

Tour consultant (Jun.22, 2017) replied:
Hi Jane,is the orphanage KaiFeng SWI? There\'s an email address for this SWI: kfshfly@163.com. About the older lady you mentioned, you can send pictures about her, we can check if she is still working there. Thanks

We went to china in february of 2011 to adopt our daughter dang xin yi. we were not able to keep her due to undisclosed medical conditions. my heart hurts for her everyday and i would love to know if she was adopted and if i can find out she is ok.
Asked by jane willis (Jun.22, 2017)

Tour consultant (Jun.22, 2017) replied:
Hi Jane,is the orphanage KaiFeng SWI? Do you have more information or picture about Dang Xin Yi? so we can check with the SWI. Thanks

We adopted our son back in 2012 just before the orphanage was going to move to the new location. Ever since we have (every now and then) been searching for the new postal address. Unfortunately without much success. It seems like the address given in this website is the old one. Would you happen to have the new address of the orphanage so we can send them some pictures of our boy (who has grown quite a lot since then)? Any other contact data (like email) would be most welcome as well. Yvette and Roger
Asked by Yvette and Roger (Jun.17, 2017)

Trip Advisor (Jun.17, 2017) replied:
Hi, please kindly note the new address is: Walk east about 200 meters at the crosssing of Jinming Road and Zhengbian Road, Kaifeng, Henan Province. And the telephone number is:86 -0371 22731333. Email is: kfshfly@163.com.

write your question

Your Name: E-mail:
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.

Planning a trip? Ask us here

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

Help Me Creat My Trip
Free travel guide & quotation within 24 hrs!