Christine, Chong Futings adoptive mother, accompanied her across half the world to China. They printed hundreds of family search leaflets to find Chong Futings biological parents in Chongyang County.
Yesterday, Mr. Wu, a volunteer who helped the mother and daughter find relatives, called Chutian Metropolitan Dailys Help to the End column in the hope of helping Foting find her biological parents through the media.
Lets take a look at the girls story.
Angel Kiss on the Cheek
On July 19, 1996, a girl was abandoned by the Second Bridge of Chongyang County, Chongyang County. She was sent to the Social Welfare Institute of Chongyang County by a kind person.
After admission, the staff took Chongyangs word Chong and named the baby Chong Futing. Only five months later, Chong Futing, who was under the age of one, ushered in a turning point in her fate. An American woman who loved Chinese culture submitted her application for adoption in accordance with the procedure.
Christine, 64, still remembers Chong Futing as a child with a large blue birthmark on her left face, for which staff members have repeatedly confirmed her adoption.
The Baby Photo of Chong Futing
My husband told me that the childs cheek was like an angels kiss. Christine said she and her husband had given birth to four boys at that time. They thought adopting such a lovely girl would make the family more happy. Both she and her husband loved Chinese culture very much.
Chong Futing in her childhood
After taking over the baby girl in her swaddle, Christine thought it was her happiest moment. When she returned to Kerhoga County, Ohio, she named the baby Mary.
In the next few years, she and her husband took their children to the hospital for laser surgery four times. Now the birthmark on the left side of the childs face has disappeared, leaving only a few blue marks around the left eye.
Nowadays Chong Fu Ting has grown gracefully and gracefully. She is proficient in English and Spanish and is preparing to start learning Chinese.
Chong Futing and American foster mother
The adoptive parents advised her to return home to find her roots.
Growing up in a family where both parents and brothers are blonde, adoption is never a secret.
In Chong Fu Tings memory, her adoptive mother often talked about China, welfare homes and her biological parents, but she did not have a special concept about her hometown and roots when she was young.
Last October, after graduating from the University of Cincinnati in the United States, Chong Futing began planning her graduation trip. At the suggestion of her adoptive parents, she set her destination in China.
From Beijing to Xian and then to Chongyang, Chong Futing and her adoptive parents shared the grandeur of the Forbidden City and Terracotta Warriors and horses, learned to make dumplings, noodles and other traditional Chinese crafts, and experienced rich and colorful folk culture. Looking around, her eyes were filled with Chinese people with the same black hair and yellow skin as herself, and the idea of finding her biological parents first germinated in her mind.
Planned to stay in Chongyang for a week
Chong Futing said that last year she went to Chongyang Social Welfare Hospital with her adoptive parents and got the original adoption certificate and registration data for the adoption of children. According to the data, Chong Futing was born on 12 January 1996 and admitted to the welfare home on 19 July of that year. She was adopted on 18 December of the same year.
In order to find her biological parents, Chong Foting spent nearly half a year sorting out materials, from the photos of her baby to the certificates provided by the welfare home, and then to the little drops of her growing up in the United States, Chong Foting found a voice of a Chinese classmate, and personally produced a video of family search.
Click on the play button, a piece of ancient Chinese music sounds, with a soft female voice, Chong Futings growing experience from childhood to adulthood is eloquently revealed.
Hello, my American name is Mary, Chongyang County Social Welfare Institute gave me the name Chong Futing, I grew up in a very caring American family...
I grew up on a small farm and enjoyed playing with small animals every day. I like drawing, walking and spending time with friends and family...
At the end of the video, Chong Futing said that she was happy in her life today, that her adoptive parents regarded her as their own, and that her brothers and sisters also took great care of her.
But she still dreamed of meeting her parents, which would make her feel more complete. She wanted to thank her parents for giving her life.
In addition to videos, the mother and daughter of Chongfuting have also produced hundreds of brochures for family search. They plan to go to Chongyang 23 days ago and visit Chongyang within a week.
I want to say to my biological parents that uuuuuuuuuuuu Thank you for giving me life. Im living very well now. I hope you dont worry, because Im happy and healthy. I hope we can meet as soon as possible. Although the present environment does not allow us to be together, I hope to focus on the future, not the past. Even though we are in different countries, I still hope that we can keep in touch through information. I hope we can meet and understand each other as soon as possible. It seems to me that fate has brought me back to China to find you. Thank you! One parent and one child is the best fate. Forget the past, then we can have a new beginning! Source: Responsible Editor of Chutian Metropolitan Daily: Xun Jianguo_NN7379
I want to say to my biological parents that uuuuuuuuuuuu
Thank you for giving me life.
Im living very well now. I hope you dont worry, because Im happy and healthy.
I hope we can meet as soon as possible. Although the present environment does not allow us to be together, I hope to focus on the future, not the past.
Even though we are in different countries, I still hope that we can keep in touch through information. I hope we can meet and understand each other as soon as possible. It seems to me that fate has brought me back to China to find you.