Facilities at POPCH
The Prince of Peace Children’s Home and Rehabilitation Center, built on 1.5 acres of land with 49,000 sq. ft. of floor space, has 4 stories accessible by stairs and elevator. The facility can accommodate 120 children and provide rehabilitation services to those with special needs. In addition to bedrooms, classrooms, a computer room, a multipurpose room, and many playrooms, we also have rehabilitation-specific rooms, including sensory stimulation, water therapy, and physical therapy.
Life at POPCH
The majority of our children are cared for in a “small group home” model to foster healthy, stable attachments to the same caregiver “parents”. Every day, children participate in a variety of activities designed specifically to meet their educational, social, developmental, and physical needs; this is to promote independence and self-reliance. Depending on their abilities and skill levels, children may participate in classroom learning (at the local elementary school or at POPCH), physical/rehabilitation therapy, or creative activities such as art, singing, dancing, and free play. Special activities include celebrating festivals and holidays (Chinese New Year, Children’s Day, birthdays, Christmas, etc). Adults and children from the surrounding communities and schools sometimes join our children to celebrate these special events. As weather permits, we have organized outings to Beijing and Tianjin for the children. We also visit local parks, shopping centers, and supermarkets regularly, both for the social development of our children and also to raise awareness and promote acceptance of individuals with special needs in our community.
Where do these children come from?
Our children are referred to us through the Tianjin Children’s Welfare Institute. Although gender equity is slowly becoming the social norm in China, children with disabilities are often still seen as an embarrassment to their families. Even for parents who desire to keep their child, economic hardship and special circumstances can force families to abandon their child. Once a child is in our care, we are committed to providing for his or her needs until a better opportunity is made available to them, such as adoption into a permanent family.
While many of our children are adopted regularly, from the first day, we chose not to be involved in the adoption process of our children, that we’ll not be misunderstood that we are in this for profit. All adoptions are to be handled by the China Centre for Adoption Affairs (CCCWA) in Beijing via an agency in your home country. We are not privy to any information e.g. when the child’s dossiers go to CCAA, which agency/country the dossiers are sent to, and to whom the children are matched till after the adoption process is completed.
If you are interested in adopting a child from China, please visit the following website to search for the closest adoption agency near you, and find out more information by visiting the agency’s website: