Boy Kidnapped In 1988 Was Finally Reunited With His Family This Week

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A woman who helped countless families ind their abducted children can finally close the book on a long horror story of her own. Mao Yin was two when he disappeared in Xian, the capital of Shaanxi province, in 1988. His story was one of China’s most notorious abduction cases. Mao Yin was sold to another family who raised him as their own son. His parents Li Jingzhi and Mao Zhenjing never gave up the hope of finding their son and thanks to technology her dream finally came true.

Mao, who was renamed Gu Ningning by his adoptive parents, reunited with his mother and father on Monday. He was tracked down in early May by Xian police who used facial recognition technology and DNA testing to determine his true identity.

During the time that his mother spent searching for her son she joined the organization “Baby Come Home” and helped to track down kidnapped children from more than 20 families.

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