Meet JOY!

JOY Intro

Meet JOY – Great Wall’s newest program to help children in our orphanages.  The J.O.Y. (Journey for Orphaned Youth) Advocacy Initiative is an amazing, one week trip for a family member (or two) to visit a child in his or her orphanage in China. This one week trip provides families with a chance to either meet a JOY child they may be interested in adopting or to use this as an opportunity for advocacy. It’s a chance to help not only that child, but to learn and share what life in orphanages is like.

You’ll be a part of a group of 5-10 other people who have come to meet a child in the orphanage. The JOY Itinerary includes some meals, sightseeing, and your hotel accommodations.


Day 1:  Depart for China!

Day 2: Arrive in the city – You’ll have some time for shopping and sight-seeing after you arrive

Day 3: Meeting Day – You’ll meet your JOY child for the first time and have some time to bond and share experiences together.

Day 4: Little Outings – Today, you and your JOY child get to spend some quality time together

Day 5: Take your JOY child to do sightseeing or travel to Shenzhen for sightseeing

Day 6: Take your JOY child to visit the Youth Activity Center

Day 7: Return to home and begin your journey as a JOY family or advocate!

You can learn more about what you’ll experience with JOY by visiting our page and seeing our photolisting of children eligible to participate in the program. If you’re ready to experience the trip of a lifetime, change a child’s life, and become the voice for ALL children who spend their lives in an orphanage, please contact us! We’d love to talk to you about the JOY you can bring through this trip. Contact Shannon at (512) 323-9595 ext. 3102 or email at

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