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Shenzhen 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:
Originally, Shenzhen City was named Bao'An County during the Eastern Jin Dynasty (331 AD). Shenzhen was named "Dongguan" in the Tang Dynasty, and then Xin'An County during the Ming Dynasty (1573 AD). It reverted back to Bao'An County in 1914, and was finally called Shenzhen City in 1979.

Shenzhen City has a population of 7.01 million, most of whom are migrants from other areas of China. It sits on the eastern bank of the Pearl Rive. bordering Hong Kong on the south and Dongguan and Huizhou on the north.

The average temperature in January is 14.1 C and 28.2 C in July.


Adoption Stats:
2000 -- 48
2001 -- 101
2002 -- 23
2003 -- 41
2004 -- 71
2005 -- 19
2006 -- 24
2007 -- 16

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.

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