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Important Ordering Information

1. When paying by PayPal, please use your own home address as the shipping address. We will get the orphanage or foster family address directly from you.  

2. Please send the Chinese characters for both the name of your child and the orphanage. The characters are needed for accurate identification. Send to Adele at lehall88@yahoo.com. You can find this information in your CCAA acceptance letter or your Pre-Approval letter.

3. A Letter is strongly recommended if you are sending a package before you receive your child. The letter explains the package to orphanage staff. 

4. Delivery time - Cake and flower gifts arrive 1 to 2 days after we place the order.  Pillow packages arrive in 4 to 7 days. All other package options include Chinese Super Express Delivery which is the Chinese equivalent to UPS delivery in the USA. Total time for your package to arrive at an orphanage is approximately 9 to 10 business days after you place your order. We email you when the package arrives.

Need faster delivery? We also offer Rush Service.

Compare our packages with sending your own internationally.

Disclaimer

It will be up to the orphanage staff to take photos with any cameras we send on your behalf. We do not have any agreements with them regarding photography, and we cannot guarantee that orphanage staff will take good photos or return all of the items or answers to your questions when you receive your child. Orphanages are sometimes overwhelmed with managing the adoption process and can forget to bring some items when they meet you.

Please develop the film in China. The film may be sensitive to airport x-ray machines.

Back to Camera Package ....... .Camera Package Options

12 Questions - About Your Child  
You may add twelve Standard Questions about your adopted child.  We send a Chinese translation of the questions with the package.
View the Standard Questions.
12 Questions
US $12 
(a $19 value!)
SASE - Self Addressed Stamped Envelope
You may include a SASE for the orphanage to send a reply to your letter. Including a SASE will greatly enhance your chances of receiving a reply. International postage is expensive for ordinary Chinese families, and orphanages and foster parents appreciate the gesture. If you want to include a SASE, please email your mailing address to Adele at lehall88@yahoo.com.

We use envelopes and postage specified by the Chinese Post Office for international mailing.

Note: If you do receive a reply, we will be happy to translate it into English. Translation fee is based on wordcount and is 12 cents per word. Minimum charge for translation is $20.

SASE
US $12

Call Orphanage - to see if they will send answers  

If you send questions with your package, we can call the orphanage to see if they will return answers to us via email, mail or fax. There is a non-refundable $25 fee for calling the orphanage.  We cannot predict whether they will cooperate with us.

 

Note: If they do send us answers to your questions, there is an additional charge to translate them into English. Translation fee is based on wordcount and is 12 cents per word. Minimum charge for translation is $20.
We check with the orphanage to see if they will send us answers to your questions.
US $25

(This fee is non-refundable)

Rush Service  
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If you plan to travel to China within the next two to three weeks, Rush Service is highly recommended.
Adele can process your care package order within 3 business days after payment. Total time for your package to arrive at the orphanage is approximately 6 to 7 business days.
This service includes the Chinese equivalent of UPS-style delivery in the USA.
Rush Service
US $25

Add Photos of Your Family  
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(Prices are with purchase of a Camera Package.)

We send your photos to China to be printed in a photo shop as regular 3.5 x 5 prints. Our associates will send the photos with the package.

 

1 or 2 Photos
US $10
3 or 4 Photos
US $16
E-mail your photos to Adele at: lehall88@yahoo.com. The optional photo album is a soft cover booklet. When you order a photo album, we insert the photos into the album before sending them with the package.
5 or 6 Photos
US $21
Photo Album
US $8
Get Digital Photos  
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Get Digital Photos: We call the orphanage to ask them for current digital photos of your child plus your child's measurements, and we email them to you. If we cannot get photos, we refund you $30.

 

*Note: The regular price for getting photos is $80. The price is discounted to $55 when you purchase a package.

 

US $55
(With care package purchase*)

Include Your Own Items  
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(Prices are with purchase of a Camera Package.)

You may include your own items with a care package. For example, you can include a blanket with your own scent by sleeping with it for a few nights. This may ease your child's transition to your care by providing an opportunity to recognize your scent at adoption time. Adele will email you with instructions about how to include your items when you order this service.  IMPORTANT - Adding this service to your care package increases delivery time to four weeks.

Send up to 3 pounds of your own items
US $20

Each additional pound over 3 pounds.
US $5

Photo Pillow  
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(Prices are with purchase of a Camera package.)
Familiarize your adopted child with your picture on a pillow.
Adoptive parents have told us how photos, toys and blankets they have sent to their adopted children have eased the transition period from the orphanage to a new family. Your adopted child can become familiar with your faces while hugging this soft, inviting pillow.

The pillow is approximately 12 inches wide. The photo is printed into the cloth in a way that preserves the texture of the fabric. The pillow case is removable and washable.

E-mail your picture to Adele at: lehall88@yahoo.com.  We will process the picture to the correct dimensions and send it to China to be transferred to the pillow. 

Photo Pillow
US $75

Fresh Cake  
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(Prices are with purchase of a Camera Package.)
Orphanages love to get cake!  If your adopted child is going to spend a birthday in the orphanage before you arrive, he or she will love to get a birthday cake!  It is culturally appropriate to send a birthday cake any time, even after the birthday date.  All cakes are 12 inches wide.

Includes greeting card. Click here to view the Greeting. You may copy the text, add your changes and Email it to Adele at lehall88@yahoo.com.

Birthday Dragon Cake
Decorated with dragon and delicate flowers and happy birthday calligraphy. Includes greeting card. (Cake129)
One Birthday Dragon Cake
US $49
Two Birthday Dragon Cakes
US $88
Red Dragon Cake Dragons are very popular symbols in China for all occasions. For girls and boys. Includes greeting card. (Cake133)
One Red Dragon Cake
US $49
Two Red Dragon Cakes
US $88
Fruit Basket  
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(Prices are with purchase of a Camera Package.)

Fruit baskets are a great gift for orphanage directors, nannies and foster parents before and after adoption.

Includes greeting card. Click here to view the Greeting. You may copy the text, add your changes and Email it to Adele at lehall88@yahoo.com.

 

Fruit Basket
US $49
Yummy Treats  
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(Prices are with purchase of a Camera Package.)

Honey Dates and Yupi Peanuts are delicious and highly appreciated gifts in China. (800 grams or approx. 1.75 pounds).

 

Honey Dates & Yupi Peanuts
US $18

Chocolate and Candy have become popular in China. (1000 grams or approx. 2.2 pounds).

 

Chocolate & Candies
US $26


Compare our packages with sending your own internationally.

Disclaimer

It will be up to the orphanage staff to take photos with any cameras we send on your behalf. We do not have any agreements with them regarding photography, and we cannot guarantee that orphanage staff will take good photos or return all of the items or answers to your questions when you receive your child. Orphanages are sometimes overwhelmed with managing the adoption process and can forget to bring some items when they meet you. Please develop the film in China. The film may be sensitive to airport x-ray machines.

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Prefer a Different Solution?

Call Adele (210) 262-9305

If you cannot reach Adele, please leave a voice message with your name,
phone number and a brief message and she will get back to you very soon!

Email Adele at lehall88@yahoo.com

 

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