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Yangxi Social Welfare Institute

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orphanage Description:
The Yangxi orphanage facility was completed in early 2002, and immediately began doing international adoptions. Yangxi is located in Western Guangdong, one of the few areas in China where abandonments are increasing.

The orphanage has four babyrooms, two on the second level and two on the third. The children move from room to room as they age, so every child is cared for by all of the nannies. The children sleep in steel cribs, one per child.

Prior to mid August 2005, all of the children were surnamed "Qiu" after the orphanage director. The CCAA at that time instructed the orphanages to give names that reflect their birth cities, so the orphanage changed the surnames to "Yangxi." In June 2006, the CCAA notified the orphanage that "Yangxi" was an inappropriate surname, since there are no surnames in China like it, and everyone would know that the children were from the orphanage. So, beginning January 2007, children are surnamed "Song.""Song" has historical significance in Yangxi County, being an old name for this area.

There is no foster program in Yangxi.

Misc. Information:
Yangxi County is 300 kilometers from Guangzhou in south west Guangdong Province, west of Yangjiang City. There are 460,000 people in the county, which includes nine towns: Zhilong (or Zhigong), the downtown area of Yangxi County, where the orphanage is located; Chengcun, Xitou, Shangyang, Pupai, Shapa, Rudong, Xinxu, and Tangkou.

Prominent crops in the area include potatoes, rice, wheat, sugar cane, peanuts, as well as various fruits. Fishing is the most important industry, due to its proximity to the South China Sea. 42% of the area is wooded mountain region, making wood the second most important product. Average temperature is 22.5 degrees Celsius (January 16 degrees, July 28 degrees).

Tourist destinations include Moonbay Beach and Shapa Beach, each about 40 kilometers from downtown. Other sites are Wenbi Pagoda, Shuangyu Old Town and Jingye Temple with its large reclining Buddha statue from Burma.

Director:
The director of the orphanage is Ms. Huang Hai Qin, pictured on this page with her staff (Ms. Huang is in the light blue dress). She has been the director since 2006, before which she was an officer for the previous director, Qiu Xue Yun. She is pictured here with several nannies and the guard at the gate (Feng Guan Xiang).

Adoption Stats:
2000 – N/A
2001 – N/A
2002 -- 24
2003 -- 144
2004 -- 188
2005 -- 265
2006 -- 216
2007 -- 156

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.

Birth Parent Search Analysis - A deeper analysis of the orphanage submissions, finding location distribution, gender and health ratios, and other interesting and important characteristics of the adoption program, is available through our Birth Parent Search Analysis. This report is specifically designed for adoptive families who wish to have reliable data to use in relating a child's history, or in deciding to do additional research in a particular orphanage area.

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:
Yangxi Yahoo 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.