Abducted from a vegetable market as a toddler by child traffickers, a 28-year-old man has finally been reunited with his biological family. Back in 1991 Sun Bin was only four when he disappeared while shopping with his parents. His mother and father searched near and far for their child, never giving up hope of seeing him again, according to CNN News on Jan. 16.
Sun Bin always thought he was adopted, but he never asked his adoptive parents how he came to live with them. As he got older the urge to know the truth about his biological roots got stronger and he dropped a DNA sample off at the police station last year.
He recently got a phone call saying that a match for his DNA has been found. An agency, “Baby Come Home,” that works with families to reunite separated relatives also stepped in to help Sun Bin’s 60-year-old father, who was still looking for his son.
Sun was kidnapped from Sichuan province and sold to a family on China’s eastern coast. He grew up in Jiangsu province with his adoptive family, thousands of miles away from his biological family, according to KTVQ.com.
The elder Sun was now a widower, as his wife died in 2011 of cancer. During her final days she still called out their missing son’s name and she always thought that he would be found one day.
The reunion took place at a local train station, with a police officer on hand to introduce the father to his long-lost son. The younger Sun dropped to his knees and cried. The elder Sun told his now 28-year-old child, “You’re a man. Don’t cry.”
The elder Sun is angry with his son’s adoptive parents because they broke the law when they accepted a child that had been kidnapped. He did say as long as his son came back home to live with him he would not press charges.
While the younger Sun stayed with his father to get to know his real family, Sun also has a sister who he never met, he has not yet decided where to live. He is not sure if he will go back to the town he grew up in, which is thousands of miles away on the other side of China, or move in with his biological father.
The elder Sun is disappointed that his adoptive parents took his son out of school to become an electrician at 15. He would have kept his son in school, he conveyed to the media.
Child trafficking is big business in China, as healthy babies are wanted in China and other countries for adoption. Boys are particularly in demand because they carry on the family name, which means a great deal in the Chinese culture. Children are being sold to adoptive parents for up to $13,000 each.
Child trafficking is still a problem today in China as Chinese police rescued 37 newborns this week when they busted up a child trafficking ring. These child traffickers are seen in the video above. The babies were slated to be sold to adoptive parents.