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Xiushan orphanage
Current Xiushan orphanage
Xiushan baby room
Xiushan baby room
Director Zhou Sheng Xiang, Assistant Director Xu Ya Fei and Office Assistant Xu Kai
Sample Chongqing finding ad
Sample Chongqing finding ad

Xiushan 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.

About this orphanage:
Xiushan's international adoption program began in 2004, when the Xiushan County orphanage was opened. The orphanage sits on the Civil Affairs complex, and shares buildings with the old folks' home. As one enters from the street, you pass through the Civil Affairs building and enter the courtyard. The building you pass through on the way in houses the administrative offices of the director, etc., as well as the living quarters for much of the staff. To the left is the old folks' building. To the back is the oldest orphanage building, in which there are two baby rooms. These rooms are used to house the 7- and 8-month old children.

There are more than 100 children currently in the facility, and they are stratified by age. The newborns and those a couple of months old are in one room in building #2. They are moved from room to room as they get older. This allows the 30 caregivers to take care of children all the same age in each room. Except for the 7- and 8-month olds, all of the other children stay in building #2, which is to the right as you enter the square. This building has four baby rooms, and was built in 2003. Each room has about 3 caregivers at any one time, and they move from child to child, feeding, changing, bathing, etc.

Misc. Information:
Xiushan is one of Chongqing's four "autonomous counties." Its inhabitants are comprised of members of the Tujia and Miao minority peoples.


Adoption Stats:
2003 -- 20
2004 -- 156
2005 -- 176
2006 -- 153
2007 -- 97

Available from Research-China:
Orphanage Photo Book - a beautifully illustrated book about the orphanage and its program.

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.

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.

If you would like to send a letter or package to the orphanage, click here for a downloadable address label from

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.