A mother and son were finally reunited almost 50 years after her husband dropped him off at an orphanage in Chongming county, Shanghai.
Shen Xiuying said her husband had left the child at an orphanage because she was suffering from illness, CCTV News reports.
“I was crying and crying because the child was given to others,” she told reporters.
When her husband passed away, she figured she’d never have the chance to meet her son, Li Guozheng, who was adopted by a family in Henan province. Li, meanwhile, had been trying to find his birth mother since he found out he was adopted around 20 years ago.
Li contacted the welfare center and discovered that his family was in Chongming. He went there and distributed photos, and was finally able to track his mother down, according to Xinhua.
Shen, her older son and her daughter were all there to meet with Li, who’d also brought his own kids.
“I will come to visit her as often as I have time,” Li told reporters.
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