Linchuan Social Welfare Institute
has now been changed back to
the original name of
Fuzhou Social Welfare Institute
Please see the
Fuzhou page for pictures and travel stories.
It now seems that the name has been changed back to Fuzhou
Social Welfare Institute.
Apparently the name of the city of Fuzhou (in Jiangxi
province) has been changed to Linchuan City so the name of the orphanage was also changed
sometime during 1997. Several families have confirmed that it is the same orphanage
director and he explained the name change to them. They are hoping to build a new
orphanage building sometime during 1998. Recently families have not been allowed to
visit the orphanage although there was one family that did go to Linchuan. But
during 1994 there were families that visited and they were able to take photos and video.
By most reports it appears that almost all the children under the age of three are
in foster care. The children adopted have overall been healthy and have appeared
well cared for. For some stories of visits and many photos please see Fuzhou.
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