Jianxin Social Welfare Institute
2005-09 - I have two daughters and they both have the name Feng, but it is not spelled with the same Chinese character.
Thea - Feng Yuhuan was born in Fengcheng
Bella - Gan Feng Qiong was born in Fengchuan (Fengxin is another name of this town) but was transferred to Jiangxin SWI after a couple of months in Fengxin SWI.
They are not from the same orphanage. (AH)
2005-06 - A family that adopted from Jianxin in March 2002 was told their daughter was originally at the Nankang City SWI before being transferred to Jianxin. (BR) Two children adopted in March 2002 from Jianxin orphanage had been transferred there from the Nankang orphanage. They had the name Gan Kang xxxxx. In 2004 children were adopted directly from the Nankang orphanage (and had the surname of Kang) so it appears Nankang is now doing it’s own international adoptions.
I heard from a few families adopting from this orphanage during 2001 and now in January 2002 a larger group has received their referrals from Jianxin. Not much is known about this orphanage yet. One of the January referral families was given the address of the orphanage by their agency. According to this it is in the town of Huibu in Fengxin County and is about 75 km west of Nanchang. (On the map it is near the city of Fengxin). And this is the information their agency had about the orphanage: "There are more than 70 children in this orphanage. Most of them are 4 months to 1 year old. They need children's dresses and walkers and also need a computer and electrograph. All the babies we received referrals for this week are living in the welfare institute, none are in a foster family."
And in March 2002 a family adopting from Jianxin was told that their daughter had initially been at the orphanage in Fengcheng. This is surprising news since Fengcheng is about 60 km south of Nanchang so not at all near Huibu/Jianxin. But they were told that Jianxin receives babies from orphanages all over Jiangxi province and that very few have been at Jianxin since the time of abandonment. Their surname from the first orphanage is kept as part of their new given name and the surname of Gan is added. If they have only been at the Jianxin orphanage they have the name Gan Jian xxxx. Those from Fengcheng have the name Gan Feng xxxx.
Several children in this March 2002 adoption group were from the very south end of Jiangxi, much farther away than Fengcheng. (I later heard from one of these families and it was Suichuan that their daughter was from. This is several hours southwest of Jianxin. Her name was Gan Long xxxx)
Another child adopted from the Jianxin orphanage had first spent six months at the Tonggu orphanage and she had the name Gan Tong xxxx. Tonggu appears to be about 75 km west of Huibu.
And another family adopting from Jianxin in December of 2001 was told that their daughter had spent two months at the Yihuang orphanage (a few hours south and slightly east of Jianxin) before moving to the Jianxin orphanage. Her name was Gan Huang xxxx.
A family adopting in December of 2001 was told that this was a new orphanage that had opened in May 2001. They were given some photos of the orphanage (see the link below).
2004-04-05 - Jianxin has also been reported to have handled international adoptions for the BoYang SWI that presumably does not handle international adoptions. The children who were originally at the Boyang orphanage and then moved to the Jianxin orphanage have the name Gan Bo xxxx.
There is now an e-mail group specifically for those who have or are going to adopt from Jianxin, you can sign up at You can sign up at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JianxinFamilies
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