Chongqing City Social Welfare Institute
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About this orphanage:
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.
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. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chongqing)
Available from Research-China:
• 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.