Jinchang Social Welfare Institute was established in 1989 and is a non-profit organization dedicated to adoption. For many years, thanks to the profound concern of municipal government, support by the society and especially the great assistance by Jinchuan company, they have made considerable progress.
There are reports of approximately 69 children, including heathly and special needs children. In 2001, they began the process of reorganizing the organization into a complete children´s welfare institute. The children range in age from 11 years old to the youngest ones who are less than a month old. The majority of the children are girls. The children are named after Jin as the meaning of Jinchang.
Most of the children were abandoned just after their birth. There are several reasons, including the feudal idea of regarding men as superior to women, and congenital malformation resulting in being unable to afford to pay medical expenses. Children are abandoned in different places. Some of them were abandoned in the entrance of the government authorities, some of them were abandoned in hospitals, some of them were abandoned at public places and some of them were abandoned in the entrance of the institute. Through the coordination by the relevant departments as well as the security bureau, the Institute has taken up the responsibility of bringing up the orphans.
Each nanny´s monthly salary is RMB 180, but they are irrespective of remuneration. Nowadays their monthly salary has increased by RMB 300 so that they offer more honestly as a tribute to these poor children.
The Jinchang SWI joined China's International Adoption program in 1999. As of 2001, they have assigned 23 children to the countries of the United States, Spain, and Holland for adoption.