Fuzhou City Social Welfare Institute
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About this orphanage:
But only a small portion of the children actually stay in the orphanage — mostly the older kids and special needs. Infants are here when they first arrive, and for a short time before adoption. The orphanage actually has over 450 children, with over 400 in foster care at any one time. There are more than 250 foster families in the program. The foster program costs the orphanage about 200,000 yuan each month, or about 500 rmb ($62) per child.
The current facility was constructed in June 2000. Prior to that the orphanage was located in Linchuan, about 5 miles away. That facility is no longer standing, and is now just a vacant lot. The orphanage program started in Fuzhou in 1968, and the first international adoptions began in 1993. So far over 700 children have been adopted outside China, 70% to the U.S.
Fuzhou City orphanage is the largest adoption orphanage in Jiangxi Province. The orphanage receives "feeder" children from the Linchuan orphanage (a.k.a. "Fuzhou Second"). Children transferred between the orphanages are given the middle name of "Chuan."
Available from Research-China:
• Foster Families -Through the course of our research journeys over the years, Research-China has come across many foster families. Since they can often provide valuable life history for our children, we try to put adoptive families in touch with the famlies who cared for their children in China. The foster families and foster mothers who cared for children from this orphanage are listed here. If you find your child's name in our list, you can contact us for the foster family's phone number or address. If you have any foster family information that you think may be helpful to others, please let us know by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Photographs of City - Over the years, Research-China has visited many orphanages throughout China. We have built a large catalog of photos from these journeys that are available to families for purchase. They include, for example, pictures of the orphanages and staff, foster parents, finding locations, sites around the villages, towns and cities.
• Maps - Our maps are the perfect way to locate orphanages, finding locations, and other important features of your child's city. We offer maps in originals and scanned versions.
• DVD of City - Research-China.Org's orphanage DVDs provide a great look into the city of your child's birth. Orphanage tours (often including babyrooms), finding locations, and cultural and historical sites provide a wonderful introduction to your child's birth city.
• Birth Parent Search Analysis - A deeper analysis of the orphanage submissions, finding location distribution, gender and health ratios, and other interesting and important characteristics of the adoption program, is available through our Birth Parent Search Analysis. This report is specifically designed for adoptive families who wish to have reliable data to use in relating a child's history, or in deciding to do additional research in a particular orphanage area.
• Yahoo Family Newsgroup - All adoptive families should join their child's orphanage newsgroup. This allows families to exchange information, locate crib-mates, and otherwise remain informed of events and information about their child's orphanage. Click here for more information about the importance of these Yahoo groups.