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A chance incident in 1988 saw new parents Li and Mao lose their only child. The loss would send the heartbroken mother on a search that would last over three decades. For years, she’d be given leads that would ultimately take her nowhere. However, recently, Li ran into a lead that might just be the answer to finally finding her kidnapped child.
1. Who Could Ask For More?
The mid-’80s kicked off to an amazing start for Xi’an natives Li Jingzhi and her husband Mao. Not only had love sparked between them some years earlier, but in 1985, Li found out that she was pregnant with a baby boy.
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She gave birth to bundle of joy on February 23, 1986. While they named the child Mao Yin, they eventually settled for calling him Jia Jia, which translates to ‘great’ in Chinese. From then on, Li Jingzhi would enter the two best years of her life. As Mao and Li embraced parenthood, it soon became apparent to them that their Jia Jia was unlike most children.