Sun Bin’s parents have spent the last 24 years wondering about their son. Was he okay? Is he happy, healthy, still alive? That’s because in 1991 4 year old Sun Bin was abducted from a vegetable market in his home town of Sichuan province. His parents had no idea that he was taken and sold to a family thousands of miles way in the Jiangsu province. According to the story on CNN.com it is common that young boys are abducted and sold in China since boys are prized and can be sold for more money.
Sun Bin and his father were reunited at a Chengdu police station earlier this week after a DNA test proved to be a match. Unfortunately Sun Bin’s mother passed away in 2011 but she never forgot him. The elder Sun said she died saying his name and wished for him to be found.
How heartbreaking. Losing your child for so long, not knowing what happened. It is a shame that Sun Bin’s mother did not live to see her son return. I cannot imagine what other parents in China must feel like losing their children to traffickers. Rod Rohrich is happy to see this family reunite, he mentions this in this article on plasticsurgery.org