Research-China.Org - Home

Orphanages > Guangdong Province > Yangchun City

Current Yangchun orphanage
Current Yangchun orphanage, post 2003
Current Yangchun orphanage
The current baby room at the orphange
Dir. Liew
Son of Director Yu Hong Ying, left, with Ms. Yu.
sample finding ad
Sample finding ad

Yangchun 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:
Until February 2003, the children were housed in a three-story building at the back of the orphanage compound, behind the Old Folk's building. All children were cared for on either the second or third floor of that building. Each floor had six baby rooms (small rooms the size of a child's bedroom), along with a center play area and food preparation area.

In February 2003, part of the girls were moved to the front building. These are located on the second floor right (the administration offices are second floor left) and third floor. The rooms were clean, with stainless steel cribs, and very little bedding, since they were very warm from the summer.

Misc. Information:
Yangchun City is 260 kilometers from Guangzhou in south west Guangdong Province, bordering Yangjiang City on the north. There are 994,000 people in the county, which includes eighteen towns. The County Government and orphanage are located in downtown.

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 21.6 degrees Celsius (January 14 degrees, July 28 degrees). Wood products are also very important to Yangchun, given its mountainous landscape.

Tourist destinations include the many caves and hot springs in the area (Lingxiao Caves, Longgong Cave, Stone Forest Park). Bajia Waterfalls are another beautiful location.

Director:
Director Yu Hong Ying has been the director of the orphanage since 1995, but began working in the orphanage in 1984 when the building was completed (before 1984 the babies were cared for by patrons of the Old Folk's Home). She is around 44 years old, and has a 19 year-old son (2008) (photo taken in 2003).

Adoption Stats:
2000 -- 60
2001 -- 69
2002 -- 128
2003 -- 149
2004 -- 117
2005 -- 103
2006 -- 44
2007 -- 46

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:
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.