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Sample Chongqing finding ad
Sample Chongqing finding ad

Chongqing City Social Welfare Institute

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About this orphanage:
The orphanage is located in the town of Nanchuan, about 40 kilometers south of Chongqing. It sits at the end of a 1/2-mile driveway. The orphanage staff works in the central, circular-shaped three story building that is actually a children's hospital. The staff is on the third level.

There is the large housing building to the east, and one in the rear where all 400 children are cared for. About 80% of the children are special needs. The orphanage started international adoptions in October 1998, and currently adopt about 50% of the children internationally. There are over 100 staff members, of which 80 are caregivers.

Misc. Information:
Located on the edge of the Yungui Plateau, Chongqing is intersected by the Jialing River and the upper reaches of the Yangtze. It contains Daba Shan in the north, Wu Shan in the east, Wuling Shan in the southeast, and Dalou Mountain to the south. Chongqing has a humid subtropical climate influenced by monsoon. Summers are amongst the hottest in China, with an average high of 95F (35C) in August. Winters are fairly mild, but damp and overcast; average January highs are 48F (9C). Chongqing has one of the lowest sunshine totals annually in China.

The city is very hilly and is the only major metropolitan area in China without significant numbers of bicycles. Among Chongqing's major tourist destinations is the Dazu Rock Carvings. Located in Dazu county, they are a series of Chinese religious sculptures and carvings, dating back as far as the 7th century A.D., depicting and influenced by Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist beliefs. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the Dazu Rock Carvings are made up of 75 protected sites containing some 50,000 statues, with over 100,000 Chinese characters forming inscriptions and epigraphs. (


Adoption Stats:
2003 -- 173
2004 -- 223
2005 -- 78
2006 -- 51
2007 -- 72

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.

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.

If you would like to send a letter or package to the orphanage, click here for a downloadable address label from

Related Links:
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.