Friday, July 6, 2007

Chenzhou Links

To the side, I have added websites with Chenzhou kids that I have found over the past year. If you have a website not listed, please let me know so I can add it, and also ao I can follow your site, as I love to follow AC's Chenzhou brothers and sisters! I hope this list is helpful to all of those with Chenzhou kids. I know I would've loved to have the links to many families with children from Chenzhou when we got our referral!


From when we got my sister's referral last July to when we went to China, we always pronounced Chenzhou "chin zow (like "pow" with a z). Once in China, our guide laughed and informed us that Chenzhou is really pronounced "chin joe". Same thing with Guangzhou. It is not "guang zow" but "guang joe". We also went awhile being unsure if Chen was "chin" or "shin", but as told to our by our guide, it is pronounced "chin".

My sister's Chinese name is "Chen Xun Hui". That is pronounced as "chin shun hway". Chen, of course, is the surname/last name given to all the kids in Chenzhou SWI, so she was called Xun Hui. Her nickname was "Hui Hui". The nickname is normally the third name said twice.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Full Orphanage views

(above) This is the actual orphanage part where the children's rooms are.
(above) here is our best picture of the orphanage.
(above) up close of the orphanage. Those windows look into baby play rooms.

Crib Room

Here is one of the baby (sleeping) rooms. It has 8 or so cribs in it.


Here is our girl's crib in the SWI. (they all look the same though)

Playrooms in the orphanage

(above) this is one of the playrooms in the orphanage.
(above) here's another playroom
(above) here's a shelf with some toys on it, outside of the playrooms

Offices and more

I'm actually not sure what all this building contains. I know that the main office is in there. The children's rooms are not though.

Looking out from the stairs

This is the view from the stairs leading up to the orphanage part. The building to the very side is the building for the elderly.

The Streets of Chenzhou city

(above) this is one side of the street surrounding the orphanage. When you get into the city part, it is much nicer.
(above) this is the other side of the street that Chenzhou SWI is located on.
(above) this is the view you see when leaving from the main gate of Chenzhou SWI.

Front gate

Here is the front gate into Chenzhou SWI. I have "blooped" out our family because I'm not sure who is going to be reading this, and I want to keep some of the pictures "private". Since I can't password protect this blog and only give the URL to people who ask, the least I can do is not have personal pictures up.


This is the courtyard, it is surrounded be the office part and the children's rooms part.

porch/one entrance

This is the porch/entrance to Chenzhou SWI.