A child lost in a Chinese train station 28 years ago and adopted in the Netherlands begins searching for his parents and makes a disturbing discovery.

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Gouming Martens and his foster parents Photo: South China Morning Post

A young Chinese PhD graduate, adopted at age 4 by a couple from the Netherlands, has found his birth parents after a 12-year intensive search.

Attempts to trace Gouming Martens’ origins have caught the attention of many online.

Three decades ago, in 1994, Martens got lost while traveling with his parents from eastern China’s Jiangsu province, where they lived, to southwestern Sichuan province, where his mother was born. He was only 3 years old then.

He ended up in an orphanage and was adopted in 1996 by a Dutch couple, Joseph and Maria Martens. The new parents named him Koming, an adaptation of the name he received at the orphanage – Ko Yongming – to remember him for the rest of his life. His appearance.

When Cowming grew up and wanted to find his biological parents, Martens supported and helped him. South China Morning Post.

In 2007, Guoming and his adoptive parents returned to China to search for clues to his origins, but found no orphanage. Even when he found himself facing a wall, young Cowming never gave up on his quest.

Over the next 5 years, he relearned Mandarin, which he had meanwhile forgotten, and worked part-time during his university studies to have money to travel to China to continue his research.

In 2012, she registered with Baobeihuijia – Baby Come Home – a volunteer operation that supports people looking for lost families, and began searching for her parents with the help of volunteers.

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Meanwhile, he completed his studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands and a PhD in Linguistics from McGill University in Canada. He is now working in Canada as an AI expert.

Guoming got good news last October when volunteers told her that the DNA matched that of a woman named Wen Churong, who turned out to be his mother.

She learns that Wen and her husband, the young man’s father, Gao Xianjun, have never stopped searching for their lost son, named Gao Yang.

Thus, Cowming finally learned his sad story.

In 1994, Gao Sr. lost his wife Wen at a train station. While searching for his wife, he is attacked by a gang of thugs and thus loses his son Gao Yang.

Wen is abducted by someone who forces her to go home with him, rapes her and makes her pregnant. The man abandoned her after she gave birth.

Wen returned to his hometown in Sichuan and suffered from mental illness for several years. He later remarried and gave birth to a daughter.

Gao Elder begged for food in search of his son, 1,700 kilometers from Sichuan to Jiangsu province. He died in 2009.

In 2017, Gao contacted Wen, the elder’s brother, to register his DNA with the police and ask him to post information about his son on Baobeihujia.

As one volunteer explained, it was impossible to match Gouming’s mother’s DNA in the database because the second parent’s DNA was also needed.

Finally, volunteers identified the match after manually checking all the information.

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In a happy coincidence, her actual birthday, October 12, was the day the volunteers announced to Cowming that they had found her mother after a 12-year search.

Unfortunately, Cowming’s adoptive mother dies just before they get the news they’ve been waiting years for, but his father is by his side, happy for him.

Gouming visited Wen and his siblings in Sichuan in February. Wen, who suffers from mental illness, is happy to meet Guoming, and when she first sees him, she asks, “Where have you been?”

Guoming visited his father’s grave in Jiangsu and visited his uncles and aunts. His uncle offered him compensation for the demolition of his father’s house, which he had owned for more than a decade.

Gouming said she always felt that her biological parents had not abandoned her and were looking out for her. “I know they’ll be looking for me and waiting for me to come home.”.

The young man promised to return to China once a year to visit his family.

His story went viral and impressed many on Chinese social media.

Publisher: DC

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