Situation in China Today

Each year in China, 1.2 million babies are born with birth defects. A baby is born with a disability every 30 seconds.

(Source:, 2009)

According to government statistics, there were more than 460,000 abandoned children living in China at the end of 2016 – less than one-fifth of them living in orphanages.

(Source: Ministry of Civil Affairs, China, 2016)

According to the statistics from China Disabled Persons’ Federation, there are 80 million people with various disabilities living in China today, constituting 6 % of the total population.


Our Work in China

Since its founding in 1993, International China Concern (ICC) has partnered with the Chinese government to develop social welfare services for China’s most vulnerable children – the abandoned and disabled.

Our reputation and relationships in China place us in an excellent position to not only provide family-style group homes and specialist services for the neediest children, but also empower and train Chinese nationals to see lives saved, families supported, communities transformed and attitudes changed.

Family-Style Group Homes

Caring for abandoned children with disabilities

Today, ICC is working in 2 areas in China: Changsha and Hengyang in Hunan Province – to provide holistic care and nurture to abandoned and disabled children and young adults.

Family Support Services

Keeping special needs families together

ICC strives to end abandonment by providing family support services to those families raising with children with disabilities.

Our Impact

ICC has worked in China for 25 years. ICC is recognised as one of the leading organisations in China that provide the greatest range of orphan care and specialist services.


close to 900 disabled children and young adults who were abandoned to a welfare centre have received holistic care and nurture from ICC.


290 children abandoned because of their disability have been adopted into families in China and overseas.


300 families living with disabled children or young adults in China received professional family support services.


more than 5,000 short-term volunteers from overseas countries have been mobilised to serve in ICC's care centres.

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