ChinaHush translates a story of a rural village which is home to large number of wet nurses, who have cared for and raised orphans for more than 50 years:
It’s an quiet ordinary rural Chinese village where people still live in “cave houses”, small dwellings built into the side of hills and mountains. But the women in this small village has been doing something extraordinary for more than half a century and it’s not until few days ago that it finally come to the attention of the whole country.
It’s a small village with no more than 150 families living here. But there are 119 women working as wet nurse in this village nowadays. ” From 1968, we start to foster orphans from the nursery for free. Till now, we’ve raised more than 1300 orphans from the nursery.” said Wang Ting, the Party branch secretary of the village. According to Wang, to be a wet nurse, a woman need to be healthy, caring for children, educated, financially stable, married and has the experience of looking after children.