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Foshan 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:
Foshan, a bright pearl in the Pearl River Delta, is a historical and well-known city, composed of Nanhai, the ancient city; Shunde, the hometown of flowers; and Sanshui and Gaoming, the new riverside cities.

Located in southern Guangdong Province, 18 miles from Guangzhou, Foshan has a total area of 2,370 square miles and a population of 3.1 million. It is a well-known hometown for overseas Chinese. Its history can be traced back to the Jin Dynasty, although it gained its present name in the Tang Dynasty, Foshan got its name when three Buddhist statues were unearthed during the reign of Emperor Zhen Guan. Foshan developed into a town of commerce in South China.

Places of interest include the Ancestral Temple, the Confucian Temple, the ruins in Shiwan, and the Stars Thatched Hut in Mingyuan. The Ancestral Temple was erected in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) and was rebuilt in 1372 in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The temple enshrines the god of the Taoism, and has a rich collection of pottery statues, stone carvings, brick carvings, woodcarvings, and bronze and iron statues (see our Research-China blog: China's Greatness, China's Weakness).



Adoption Stats:
2000 -- 48
2001 -- 38
2002 -- 49
2003 -- 38
2004 -- 8
2005 -- 0
2006 -- 17
2007 -- 0

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.

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.

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.