Yangchun Adoptive Families

by Linda Weaver, 1997
Streets of Yangchun

Find out all about the Yangchun Family Reunion planned for the summer of 2004!

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This site will provide an on-line resource for families who have adopted or are planning to adopt from Yangchun City, Guangdong Province, China. It will contain travel information, lots of photographs and stories, and as much Yangchun related information as we are able to gather. We're just getting started, and look forward to your help and input.

Has your family received a referral or adopted from Yangchun? If so, then click here to subscribe to the Yangchun Adoptive Families E-mail List.

Here's a site with beautiful photographs of the Yangchun area. Here's another webpage that discusses the Moyang River and the area around Yangchun.

An open letter for all Yangchun families:

June 27, 1997

Dear Yangchun Adoptive Family,

My name is Marilyn Cook. My husband, Robert, and I adopted our daughter, Rachel, from Yangchun in June, 1996. I am very active in networking with other China adoptive families through the Internet and through organizations such as Families With Children From China. I especially like connecting with families who adopted from Yangchun. Through my involvement on the Internet, I have found several families who would like to form a nationwide network of families who have adopted from Yangchun. We feel that this will help us in addressing any special issues that may come up in the lives of our children and, more importantly, will give our children a future connection with others who were adopted from the same orphanage.

We hope that you will join us in this network. Jim Weaver, who recently adopted from Yangchun, has agreed to maintain a database for our group. We would also like to see the development of a quarterly newsletter devoted to our special children. If you have, or will be adopting a child from Yangchun, please complete the attached questionnaire and send it to me at the address listed below. Everyone who responds and sends in $2 to cover the cost of copying and postage will receive a copy of our first directory in the next few months.

Hoping to connect with you soon,

Yangchun Adoptive Families

The following form will be put on-line in the near future, so that you can E-mail it to Jim Weaver. Right now, please e-mail it to Jim or mail it to Marilyn Cook.

Name of Parents:
Name of Child:
Date of Birth:
Date of Adoption:
Other Children in the Home (and ages):
Mailing Address:
Phone Number:
Email Address:

Would you be interested in leading the effort to develop a newsletter?
Would you be interested in helping with a newsletter?
If a newsletter were developed, would you subscribe to it?

Our group has temporarily been named Yangchun Adoptive Families. Any other ideas?

Anything else you'd like to share?

Please complete and mail to:
Marilyn Cook
807 Wildbriar
Lufkin, Texas 75904
(409) 634-7238

If you have adopted or will be adopting a child from Yangchun, or know of a family who has, we look forward to hearing from you.

Right now, we are actively soliciting photographs, videos, and stories about Yangchun, and children adopted from Yangchun. If you have some materials you are willing to share with other families on this website, please send them to:

Lisa McClure
5363 North Cascabel
Benson, AZ 85602

along with a self addressed stamped envelope and descriptions to help me identify and caption the photographs. If you have video, please send me a copy on VHS format tape. I can make excellent screen captures for our web pages. If you have any questions, are offering to help, or would just like to chat, please drop me an E-mail at:

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