Gao’An City Social Welfare Institute
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About this orphanage:
The first orphanage facility had five baby rooms on the bottom floor. There was no off-site foster care program when this facility was being used. When the "White" facility was completed, the director began a foster family program, so fewer children were cared for in the facility. The current facility, constructed in 2007, is virtually empty since nearly all the children stay with foster families.
Available from Research-China:
• Finding Ads - Finding ads are published by the orphanage as the first step for international adoption. The photos used in the ads pre-date a child's referral photo by several months. Additionally, information contained in the ads is very valuable to adoptive families, especially those who have not traveled yet.
• 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.
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