XinXiang Social Welfare Institute

 Address: 30 BaYi Road, XinXiang    
    Postal Code: 453000      Telephone No: 373-202-1477

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 Xinxiang (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.

XinXiang City Social Welfare Institute:

Address:366 Gao Cun Road, Xin Xiang City, Henan Province, 453000.

General Information:The orphanage is located in Xinxiang Xinxiang City, about 2 hours drive from Zhengzhou, capital of Henan Province.
There are about 120 children in the orphanage , also elderly.
Some of the children living in the orphanage and other foster families .
Renovations are scheduled to begin shortly at the orphanage , but to do this it is necessary to raise some additional funds. The renewal fee is $ 7,500 ( includes construction of a bathroom , make a change in the wiring, hardwood floors in any room , heating, air conditioning, washing machine , water heater , sterilizers , installation of mirrors and railing around a room ) . The orphanage currently has a bath for the kids and most of the clothes are made by hand. They also need funds for the salaries of the nurses .
The orphanage is carrying out a project called " Gracie 's Room" ( Gracie 's room ) . It is funded by a group of adoptive parents worldwide . It is a program designed to provide child rearing children more attention and stimulation. Nannies dealing with 3 or 4 kids 6 hours a day and 6 days a week .
Mausoleum of King Lujian is located 13 kilometers (8 miles) north of the city downtown area at the south foot of the Fenghuang (Phoenix) Mountain. Being the most intact princly mausoleum of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), this memorial consists of two tombs, the King Lujian tomb in the east and the tomb of his wife in the west. Stone carvings preserved in the mausoleum are definitely treasures showing the exquisite standard of art in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
Baligou Scenic Area nestles in the foothills of the Taihang Mountains. The forest coverage of the scenic area is over ninety percent. In addition to the peerless waterfalls of Northern China and spectacular mountain scenery, it is also a natural reserve for the macaques.
Baiquan Scenic Area is the largest and well-preserved ancient garden architecture complex in Henan Province. According to historic records, Baiquan rose before the Shang Dynasty (16th -11th century BC) with more than three thousand years of history. Through dynasties of exploitation and construction, the area is blessed with abundant historical relics.
Other Scenic Spots: Bigan Temple, Wanxianshan Scenic Area, Guanshan Geo-park

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
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