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Current Dongguan orphanage
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Sample Guangdong finding ad

Dongguan City Social Welfare Institute

If you have photos or information about this orphanage, please e-mail them to us. View the DianBai orphanage page to see an example of the type of information we're looking for. We will put the information you provide on this page to assist other families. We are particularly interested in orphanage photos (current and previous), director photo with name and tenure information, and any miscellaneous information. We appreciate your help in making this project worthwhile to adoption families.

orphanage Description:

Misc. Information:
Dongguan City is located just south of Guangzhou, Guangdong, and on the east bank of the Pearl River. It has a population of more than 6 million people and an area of 907 square miles, which is comprised of both flat and mountainous areas. With a moderate subtropic ocean climate, average temperature is 72 degrees F and annual rainfall is about 71 inches.

Dongguan is a city with a long history and culture. Its name derives from being east ("Dong") of Guangzhou and being rich in a kind of grass called "Guan" grass. The famous "Humen Opium Burning" on the eve of Opium War took place in Humen, Dongguan, which makes it the beginning of the modern history of China. Dongguan is also famous for its particular culture of dragon boat, dragon lion and folk arts.

Sources:
http://www.toptrip.cc/destination/city/gd_dongguan.htm
http://gocn.southcn.com/english/localculture/200406070051.htm.

Director:

Adoption Stats:
2000 - 21
2001 - 60
2002 – 41
2003 -- 61
2004 -- 66
2005 -- 69
2006 -- 109
2007 -- 177

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.

Orphanage Data Book - We offer adoptive families the opportunity to obtain all finding ad data for their child's orphanage as early as 1999 (date varies by orphanage), compiled and organized into a beautiful, 6"x9" hardbound book.

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

Related Links:
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