Yongxiu Social Welfare Institute
The first families that I know of to adopt from this orphanage adopted in
April 1998. One of these moms writes the following: "This is a small
Social Welfare Institute, located in a town outside of Nanchang. At the time of our
adoption our agency told us they had 33 children and 20 seniors. We don't have any
pictures. Our daughter was obviously cared for and loved, as she is a sweet, loving
child. She hugs us and her stuffed bears, gives us very sloppy wet kisses (the best)
and has a smile that lights up her whole face. She is our second daughter from
China, and we just couldn't be happier with our family." (CS, 4/98)
We visited Yongxiu Welfare Institute in December 99 when we went to China to receive our beautiful new daughter, Yong Yi. Take comfort in knowing it is a wonderful, bright, happy place (as happy as an orphanage can be!) and we were very impressed. The children are very active and given lots of attention. That was very obvious to us by the differences between her and our first adopted Chinese baby, who came from a very poor orphanage. The workers at Yongxiu and the director brought smiles to our baby's face, which warmed our hearts. (JB/CB)
A member of our travel group had heard that the Yongxiu orphanage was very open to visitors, so she asked our guide to contact Mr. Cai (the director) for permission to visit. He agreed, and met us at the notary office and we all made the trip to the orphanage. The orphanage was down an alley next to the Yangtze river. The staff set off firecrackers on our arrival (startling the babies as well as the adults). We were able to tour the orphanage, which was clean and bright, look around by ourselves all we wanted, and talk to the nannies. They served us refreshments and could not have been nicer. (SS, a. 6/01)
There is now an e-mail group specifically for those who have or are going to adopt from Yongxiu, you can sign up at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/yongxiu And the files section for this group has even more photos of the orphanage and reports from those that have visited.
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional information or if your child is from here and you would like to post a picture or other information here.