Hong Kong Babies Home - Hong Kong Children's Home - Hong Kong Orphanage - Hong Kong Adoptees
Our mission is to discover and network with individuals connected to Hong Kong orphanages and children homes such as, Fanling
, Pine Hill Babies Home, Shatin Babies Home
, Precious Blood Babies Home in the New Territories, Evangel
Children's Home, Ling Yuet Sin Infants Home, St. Paul's Creche, Yuen Long Children's Home, Eric Bruce Hammond M. Orphanage, St. Christopher's Home
Po Leung Kuk.
We provide a supportive network for former residents and staff members, patrons and supporters of Hong Kong
orphanages, adoptees, parents and families of adoptees to reconnect, learn about their past, and share their experiences.
welcome and invite you to contact us, add to our body of knowledge and enjoy the fellowship of those with similar backgrounds.
The next Hong Kong Adoptees Reunion
will be held in London, UK
on Saturday, March 16, 2013
at BAAF headquarters at 11 am. Space is
limited so you must contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve a seat.
A Hong Kong Adoptee Reunion
will be held in the San
area the weekend of Oct 12
and 13, 2013
. Please contact us at email@example.com
more and reserve a seat. Space is limited.
Mini-reunions are held in USA, UK, and NZ. Join us for social skype sessions too.
Several political situations led to extremely dire conditions in Hong Kong. During the Japanese occupation, the population
fell from 1.6 million to roughly 600,000. War time abuses, food shortages and unemployment led to much suffering,
abandoned babies and even death from starvation.
The population swelled again when thousands of destitute refugees
fled to Hong Kong after the Communists took control of mainland China in 1949. Many settled across the
border in the New Territories and Kowloon. Some immigrants found themselves unable to care for their children.
to reports in 1949 and 1950, between ten and fifteen thousand babies per year were abandoned in Hong Kong with 80% doomed to die.
Initiallly, the British colonial government in Hong Kong was unprepared to provide social services to these needy souls.
Fortunately, a number of local citizens, Christian missionaries and charitable organizations in Hong Kong rose to the occasion
and provided these missing social services.
In particular, missionaries established a number of hospitals, homes for orphans,
homes for the blind, schools and so forth. Po Leung Kuk
, established in 1878, focused on caring for orphans during the
Japanese occupation. Fanling Babies Home also provided shelter for abandoned babies during the Japanese occupation
and the mainland refugee crisis. Established in 1956, Evangel Children's Home
provided a Christian home for the growing
number of orphans.
Hong Kong became a center of missionary activity. A large exodus of missionaries from China resettled in
Hong Kong. Using Hong Kong as a base, they resumed their charitable missionary work. We are indeed blessed and grateful
for the difference they made in the lives of their young wards.
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Join our Yahoo group, AdopteesFromHK
, to chat, share photos, and
memories with other adoptees from Hong Kong.
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