Hengfeng Social Welfare Institute
Photos of the Orphanage from
January 16, 2002
Heng Feng is in the northeastern part of the province. A family
received a referral from this orphanage in October 1999 and traveled for their
adoption in January 2000. This was the first family I'd heard of adopting
from this orphanage. Soon after I heard from another family that ended up
traveling the week before this first family and there have been a several referrals since.
We are providing some assistance to the Hengfeng Oprhanage through
Altrusa/Amity (see http://www.altrusa.ws).
When Dr. Hong, one of the Amity staff, visited Hengfeng in May 2002 she reported
this about the orphanage: "On my way from Shangrao to Yingtan, I visited Hengfeng orphanage incidentally. We sponsored 4 students in this orphanage. I visited two of them. They are Liao Zhi Jun and Yuan Qin. Liao Zhi Jun, female, studies in Jiangxi Qian Shan Health School. She will graduate in the fall of 2002. She hopes that she could pass the entrance examination and go to Medical University for further study. If not, then she prefers to work in orphanage's clinic.
The director told me that the new building for children is built, and they will move in it in late June. But at present, Child Division and Old People's Division are in the same building. There are altogether 70 children in this orphanage, 30 of them live in the institution, and the others live in foster homes. They have around 10 disabled children, 2 of which are CP
children, 4 have hepatitis B, and 4 have cleft lip and/or cleft palate. 4-5 infants share a room being taken care by one nurse. They all are healthy.
From January to June of 2002, 30 children were adopted by overseas' families. And most of them are from the States. The orphanage wish they could have more cooperation with Amity in the future."
Since then we have increased our support to the Hengfeng orphanage and are also
sponsoring some children in foster care.
2004-09 - My husband and I adopted our daughter from the HengFeng SWI
on January 7, 2003. She was born April 3, 2002. She was and is very healthy
and developmentally on target in all areas. The only puzzling item that our
group of 5 families encountered is that all the girls had an elevated level of
lead detected when having their first exam back in the States. It doesn't seem
to have affected any of them.
Cen Qi was her name upon referral. We have named her Anna - she is terrific.
We did visit the HengFeng SWI. The orphanage was in a separate building from
the retirement home. We were happily surprised to find the building clean and
cheerful. The director held a ceremony for us and presented all five girls with
tiny silver bracelets. All the former caretakers were very emotional during the
visit and had to touch and talk to all the babies. (Most of the caretakers were
crying) The girls had only been away from them for a few days at that point.
We only saw the first floor of the orphanage. There was a main, large play
area. On each side of the play area was a nursery with 4 cribs and a cot for a
caretaker. I was originally against going to the Heng Feng SWI, afraid of what
I might see - but I was so relieved to see the building and the people caring
for my daughter. We were told that she had been in foster care for all but the
last month before we adopted her. I never received proof or absolute
confirmation of that. (J.H.)
There is now an email list for families who have or are
waiting to adopt from Hengfeng. You can subscribe by sending a message to
Comments from Adoptive
of Love" visit to Hengfeng - July, 2009
from The Netherlands Adoption Trip - June 2009
Love" visit to Hengfeng - June, 2009
January 16, 2000
If you or anyone you know has adopted from this orphanage or has any information
about it or the city of Hengfeng please contact me.
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