Sanshui 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.
Prior to April 2000 all of the children were surnamed "Fu," derived from the Chinese word for orphanage ("Fuliyuan") but also happiness. When Ms. He became director, the names were changed to "He." That is still the name used, even though Director He is no longer there (see below).
International adoptions began in 1990, when the first children were adopted to Canada. The most children the orphanage has had at one time was in 1996, when a little over 70 kids were in the orphanage. As of late 2005, there were about 30 children. Domestic adoptions account for less than 10% of all adoptions here, a low number when compared to other orphanages. Few children have been sent to foster families.
Available from Research-China:
• 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.
• 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.