In February of 1986, Mao Yin was brought into the world by his mother Li Jingzhi and his father Mao Zhenjing. In October of 1988, while the father and son were making their way back home, little Mao requested his dad to pull over so he could have a sip of water.
During the short stay they had at the hotel, Mao’s father took his eyes off of his son for for a split second, however, it proved to be just enough time for the 2-year-old child to be taken away.
The parents was inconsolable and looked for their kid everywhere they could think of; they put up posters, appeared on a variety of programs that are shown on Chinese television, and did everything else they could think of to try to obtain information that might lead them to Mao Yin.
Li went so far as to give up her career and focus all of her attention on the search for her boyfriend. In addition to that, she volunteered for an organization known as Baby Come Home.
During the time that she was searching for her son, she assisted in the recovery of 29 other children who had been separated from their homes.A tip was sent to the authorities in April about a guy in southwest China who had adopted a kid from Li and Mao’s province for the price of $845.
They began with an outdated photograph of Mao Yin and then created a computer-generated representation of what he might seem to look like now. They also discovered a guy named Gu Ningning who bore a striking resemblance to him.
After a DNA test, it was determined that Gu, who had been adopted 32 years before, was in fact the same youngster who had been taken three decades earlier.
Mother’s Day was the day when Li and Mao Zhenjing found out the news. And only one week later, the family gathered again for an emotional reunion. After wrapping her arms around her child, Li said, “This is the nicest present I have ever had.”
Mao, now 34 years old, yelled out to his mother and hurried toward her just before the family was reunited and broke down in joyous emotions. “I won’t let him leave me anymore,” Li said firmly as she gripped her son’s hand.
Mao has said that in order to make up for lost time, he plans to move in with his original parents and live with them. Even though Li was successful in locating her son, she has said that she would continue to assist families who are still searching for their children.