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Woman discovers son is alive 17 years after being told he was dead

Gregory Robinson

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Woman discovers son is alive 17 years after being told he was dead

Featured Image Credit: HK01.com

A mum was left in shock after discovering her son was alive almost two decades after she was told he was dead.

Zhang Caihong recently learned the truth surrounding her son’s disappearance 17 years ago – and it’s truly chilling.

The mum’s situation sparked outrage on social media in China, the South China Morning Post reports, after the truth about her son was uncovered.

Before Zhang, from the Jiangsu province in China, gave birth to her son, she feared her ex and his family could harm her so she decided to move into her cousin’s home where she believed her child would be safe.

Zhang Caihong shared her harrowing story about losing and eventually finding her son. Credit: HK01.
Zhang Caihong shared her harrowing story about losing and eventually finding her son. Credit: HK01.

On the day her son was born, her cousin’s sister-in-law reportedly told her that her son was born severely disabled.

Zhang had no reason to doubt her cousin’s sister-in-law and took her word for it and she was persuaded to give the child up.

In another cruel twist, the cousin later lied and told Zhang her son had tragically frozen to death, which she now knows was a lie.

As the years went on, Zhang became more and more determined to track down her son and a DNA test reportedly confirmed he was her child.

The unfortunate mum then discovered the her son’s ‘adoptive’ mother was the younger sister of her cousin’s wife.

She is now fighting a legal battle to bring her son home after he was taken.

Zhang was determined to find her son. Credit: HK01.com
Zhang was determined to find her son. Credit: HK01.com

Unbelievably, the boy’s ‘adoptive’ mother and her husband have argued that Zhang must repay the money they spent raising him.

Zhang has understandably refused to pay on the grounds that her son was taken illegally and without her consent.

She hopes her cousin and his wife will face punishment for taking her baby hours after giving birth.

In other parenting news, a mum left social media in shock when she shared a clip of her baby sleeping outside the norm.

The American mum-of-four defended her decision, stating it is a ‘cultural norm’ where she lives in Denmark.

In one of her latest posts, she also told followers about the common practice of leaving babies to sleep outside in their prams or buggies, while you run errands in the shop or head inside a café.

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“The Danish practice of having your baby sleep outside in their stroller is not only the cultural norm, but it’s even recommended by midwives and baby nurses,” she explained.

“Fresh air is said to keep babies healthy and help them sleep better, and napping your baby in their stroller outside is done in all sorts of weather.”

Topics: Parenting, News

Gregory Robinson
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