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Package Options - Verify Reply Add Cameras 12 Questions Rush Service Greeting Card Fresh Cake Flowers & Fruit Yummy Treats

This service simplifies corresponding with orphanages and foster families in China.  You may send your own letter, or modify one of our standard letters. View Package Delivery InformationView Disclaimer.

Letter, Photos and SASE

Letter, SASE plus
one or two photos
US $58

Additional photos: US $3 each

Package Includes:

  • Chinese translation of a letter of 200 words or less. ( If your letter is over 200 words, multiply the number of extra words by .12, then use the payment buttons to pay the additional amount).
  • SASE - for the recipient to send a reply to you. Including a SASE will greatly enhance your chances of receiving a reply. SASE is a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the name of your country in Chinese characters in front of your address. We use envelopes and postage specified by the Chinese Post Office for international mailing. International postage is expensive for ordinary Chinese families, and orphanages and foster parents appreciate the gesture.
  • Photos - you may include photos with the letter. Please email the photos to us.
  • We send everything inside China for you, which avoids international mailing.  We use Chinese Super Express Mail. Delivery is 2 to 4 days after we send the package.
  • We verify arrival of the letter, via Chinese Post office, or by calling the recipient if you have the phone number (we can locate an orphanage phone number, but we cannot locate phone numbers for individuals in China such as foster parents.)
  • We notify you via email when the letter package arrives. If the letter does not arrive within 30 days, we resend the letter.

How to Order

1. Select the letter package plus any options. You may use the Add to Cart buttons.

When paying by PayPal, please use your own home address as the "ship to" address. This will help PayPal to process your order smoothly. I use PayPal for payment only. I get the "ship to" address (the orphanage or foster parent addresses) directly from you.

2. Email the following information:

(a) The letter you would like us to translate. You may send your own letter, or modify one of our standard letters.

(b) Chinese characters of your child's Chinese name.  The characters will enable us to accurately translate your child's name for the letter that accompanies the package. You can find this information in your CCAA acceptance letter or your Pre-Approval letter.

(c) Chinese characters of the orphanage's name, and address, if possible.  You can find the Chinese characters of the orphanage name in your CCAA acceptance letter or your Pre-Approval letter. If you don't have the address, we will find it for you free of charge when you order a package. 

(d) If the recipient is an individual or foster family, and you have their phone number, please send it so we may confirm the package arrival.  If you do not have the phone number we can verify arrival through the Chinese Post Office.

(e) Photos - Please email your photos to us.

(f) Your mailing address - If you expect a reply to your letter.

Where to Send:

Email the above information to Adele at


Adele's hours of operation for responding to Email are:
Monday thru Friday 9am to 9pm EST

Letter Package Options
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Verify Reply
 Add Camera

12 Questions
Rush Service

Greeting Card

Fresh Cake
Flowers & Fruit

Yummy Treats

Important - 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. View Package Delivery InformationView Disclaimer. Prices for options below apply only when ordering a letter package.
Verify Reply  
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1 month after the package arrives, we contact the recipient to determine if a reply has been sent to you. If the recipient is an individual or foster family, please provide their phone number. We cannot locate phone numbers of individuals in China.  

If the recipient is an orphanage, we can locate the phone number.

Please email the phone number of the recipient if you have it, to Adele at


Verify Reply
US $15

Add a disposable camera  
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If your child is in the orphanage or with foster parents, you may add a disposable camera for taking pictures of your child. Cameras have flash and are loaded with 27-exposure film.  

In your letter to the orphanage, you can ask the orphanage to take pictures and return the camera and film to you at adoption time

For an additional fee, we offer a service to retrieve the camera and develop the film and email you the pictures before you go to China (see below).

One Camera US $26

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

Fresh Cake
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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. We order fresh cake from a Chinese cake service.  Cakes are delivered 1 to 2 days after we place the order. The orphanage staff can present the cake to your child along with your care package.

       (Cake prices are with purchase of a Letter Package.)    

Red Dragon Cake Dragons are very popular symbols in China for all occasions. For girls and boys. Includes greeting card. (Cake133)

Red Dragon Cake

US $49

Heart-shaped cream cake with pink icing. Includes greeting card. (Cake115)

Pink Heart Cake
US $49

Two Red Dragon Cakes
US $88

Two Pink Heart Cakes
US $88

Flowers and Fruit Baskets
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Adoptive parents like to send warm wishes to orphanage directors, nannies and foster parents before and after adoption.

We order your flowers from a company in China. They can be delivered to almost any location in China.

(Flower prices are with purchase of a letter package.)



Paradise and Fruit
Birds of Paradise, Golden Lily, Carnations, Snapdragons and Fruit.
US $53
Fruit Basket
Oranges, Grapes, Bananas, Apples, Mangos and Star Fruit.
US $49
Yummy Treats  
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Honey Dates and Yupi Peanuts are delicious and highly appreciated gifts in China. One bag of each. Combined weight is 1000 grams (a little more than 2 pounds). 

Honey Dates and Yupi Peanuts
US $26

Chocolate is becoming popular in China, and the candies are always a favorite. One bag of each. Combined weight is 1000 grams (a little more than 2 pounds).

Chocolate and Candies
US $35

12 Questions - About Your Child  
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You may add twelve Standard Questions about your adopted child.  We send a Chinese translation of the questions with the package.
Download the Standard Questions.
12 Questions
US $12 
(a $19 value!)
Rush Service  
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Adele can process your order within 3 business days after payment. Total time for your package to arrive at the orphanage is approximately 6 to 8 business days.
This service includes the Chinese Super Express Delivery, equivalent to UPS-style delivery in the USA.
Rush Service
US $20

Greeting Card
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Send a greeting card with any care package. You may send a 25-word message which we will translate into Chinese and write in the card.

If you do not send a message, we will write this message in Chinese characters to orphanage staff or foster parents: Thank you for taking such good care of our child.  Sincerely, Jim and Linda Smith

Greeting Card
US $8

Package Delivery

Cake and flower gifts arrive 1 to 2 days after we place the order.  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 11 to 14 business days after you place your order. We notify you by email when the package arrives. Need faster delivery?  We also offer Rush Service.


We cannot guarantee that the recipient will reply to your letter. We have no agreements with individuals or orphanages regarding correspondence we send on your behalf. Regarding cameras, 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. We do encourage them to take pictures with the cameras when we call to confirm delivery, but 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.

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