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Previous Yangdong orphanage facility
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Current Yangdong orphanage
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Sample Yangdong finding ad

Yangdong County 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:
The Yangdong adoption program began in 1997, and since then over 500 children have been adopted outside China. Foreign adoption represents 95% of the Yangdong orphanages adoptions. Right now there are about 150 children in the facility, living in 6 babyrooms on the third, fourth and fifth levels. The current facility was constructed in July 2000, before which the orphanage shared the building with the Yangdong Civil Affairs office.

Misc. Information:
Yangdong County is 241 kilometers from Guangzhou in southwest Guangdong Province, bordering Yangjiang City on the north. There are 490,000 people in the county, which includes fifteen towns. The County Government and orphanage are located in Dongcheng Town.

Prominent crops in the area include rice, peanuts, sugar cane, and other fruits and vegetables. Bamboo and wood are also important products. Fishing is also important. Average temperature is 22.5 degrees Celsius (January 14 degrees, July 28 degrees).

Tourist destinations include Bihai Silver Sand Beach and Xinzhou Hot Springs. The Ruoqin Mountain area includes waterfalls and other beautiful features. Cultural sights include Shi Jue temple.

Director:
The director of the orphanage is Mr. Jiang. He became the director in 2003, and prior to becoming director he worked for 20 years as a surgeon at the nearby People's Hospital of Yangdong.

Adoption Stats:
2000 -- 48
2001 -- 45
2002 -- 64
2003 -- 163
2004 -- 115
2005 -- 92
2006 -- 65
2007 -- 35

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.

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.