Shanghai Children¡¯s Welfare Institute is a Charitable Social
Welfare Institution responsible for caring for children with
disabilities and deformities, and also provides family care
services. Its predecessor was a Baby Care Center established
by Catholic Church Union in 1911, it later changed its name
to Shanghai Children¡¯s Welfare Institute in 1956. In October
2001, Shanghai Children¡¯s Welfare Institute moved to its current
location in Minheng District.
The total area of the institute is 72,000 square meter,
consists of 60% greenery, actual area usage is 26150 square
meters. The overall designs of the new institute focus on the
importance of serving children as their first and foremost priority.
It is fully equipped to provide children with daily needs, education,
health care, rehab, and recreation facilities. In order to ensure
continuous development, we also work hard in our management
control, night time management, employing and expanding employee
training to continuously improve standard. At the same time,
through communications with foreign organizations, it has opened
up cooperation between China and other countries as well as
program development and foreign development, which will help
to promote a smooth system for process and procedures.
For a long time, under the care from municipal council, government
officials, and support from our community and through the hard
work from our staff, Shanghai Children¡¯s Welfare Institute is
relentlessly developing in order to better protect the rights
and interests of children. It has been highly appraised internationally,
and fully materialized Shanghai¡¯s world class city and in the
progress of children welfare¡¯s development standards.
Shangahi Children¡¯s Welfare Institute has long been the
center of attention for government and community. High officials
from Shanghai will personally come to visit during important
festivals such as ¡°Children¡¯s Day¡±, ¡°Christmas¡±, ¡°New Year¡¯s¡±
etc. In recent years, Shanghai municipal council, and government
took an active role in paying attention to the development of
orphaned and disabled children welfare unit. Not only did the
government expand funding and building new facilities, it also
helped carry out policy making strategies, in hopes of improving
Child Welfare system, as a result, it will help these children
in creating a safe and healthy environment, and receive the
best protection possible in their growth and development.
According to the International Child Welfare creed, ¡°the best
family welfare is the best child well-being¡±. Helping children
to find a long lasting and loving home is our ultimate goal.
Shanghai Children¡¯s Welfare Institute follows ¡°Adoption Law
of the People¡¯s Republic of China¡± in processing domestic and
overseas adoption. In pace with liberation and opening of China,
the number of children placed overseas has greatly increased
in the 90s. In the last few years, under exceptional care from
staff, and precise and expert medical assessment and treatment,
children¡¯s health and well-being has shown great improvement,
as a result, the scope of adoption and foster care expanded,
which allowed the number and quality of adopted children to
steadily increase. Since 2000, within this four year span, there
are nearly 300 children placed for overseas adoption. This is
the total number of overseas adoption of the previous decade.
For a long period of time, this area of adoption has been highly
appraised by CCAA and various Overseas Adoption Agencies.