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One of the baby rooms
(Courtesy of Brandi Murry)
Director Tam
Director Tam
(Courtesy of Brandi Murry)
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Sample Guangdong finding ad

Jiangcheng District Social Welfare Institute

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orphanage Description:
The Jiangcheng District orphanage is located a a few hundred feet west of the Yangjiang City orphanage on Beihuan Road. The Jiangcheng district orphanage covers the area immediately around the orphanage, although many children found along Beihuan Road also end up being received by the Yangjiang City orphanage. The facility shares the building with the Jiangcheng District Civil Affairs Bureau.

As of early 2008, one visitor described the baby rooms at the Jiangcheng District orphanage as follows:

"I saw two large baby rooms. In the one room I walked around there were four bays of eight attached cribs with several other cribs along the walls. The total was exactly 40 cribs. This seemed to be the non-special needs older children room. The room I did not enter seemed to be smaller children and a couple of special needs children. I never saw a third room where children were kept. The room I didn't enter was directly below the older children's room so I believe it was the same dimensions.

"There were no children over 2 years old at Jiangcheng. When I asked what happened when the children turned 2 I was told the goal was to have all the children from Jiangcheng adopted by age 2. The director said 90% would be adopted internationally and 10% would be adopted domestically."

Misc. Information:
Yangjiang City is 447 kilometers from Guangzhou in southwest Guangdong Province. There are 2.5 million people in the city area, which includes 39 towns and two counties: Yangdong and Yangxi. It is located on the South China Sea. The city is divided in half by the Moyanggjiang River. The orphanage is located in the Jiangcheng District of Yangjiang, from which it gets its name.

Prominent crops in the area include rice, sugar cane, and tea oil. Peacock rock is a dark green rock made into jewelry. This rock is found only in this area.

Average temperature is 23 degrees Celsius (January 14 degrees, July 28 degrees). Yangjiang is famous for its sword and cutlery industry mad eof high-quality stainless steel. Yangjiang is also the largest production area for fruit jelly and pudding in Southeast Asia. It is designated as the "National Hometown of Kites."

Tourist destinations include Hailing Island's Dajiaowan Bay, a 4-A resort area. There are also many temples and lakes in and around Yangjiang City.

As of early 2008, Director Tam is a 30-year-old married father of a 6-year-old son. He became director after working in the Civil Affairs program. (Information courtesy of Brandi Murry)

Adoption Stats:
2000 – N/A
2001 – N/A
2002 – N/A
2003 – N/A
2004 – N/A
2005 -- 91
2006 -- 130
2007 -- 71

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.

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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.