Reunited after 28 years: mom bursts into tears when she finally meets her long-lost son who was ‘accidentally confused at hospital birth’
- The woman and her biological child first hugged China this month
- Comes after she learned that the son she raised was not hers in February
- She tried to donate her liver to her sick son when she made the discovery
- Nurses switched the two babies whose mothers were in the same ward in 1992
This is the emotional moment when a mother bursts into tears when she first hugs her biological son in nearly three decades after he was accidentally changed at birth.
The pair were reunited in China two months after the woman discovered that the child she raised for 28 years was someone else’s through a DNA test.
The mother, known by her alias Jiang Yanli, tried to donate part of her liver to her cancer-stricken son when she made the shocking discovery.
The hospital where Ms. Jiang gave birth said they will investigate the accident that changed the lives of two families forever.
The mother, known by her alias Jiang Yanli, tried to donate part of her liver to her cancer-stricken son when she made the shocking discovery
Ms. Jiang’s son, known by his alias Zhang Qi, was treated in a hospital in the Chinese southeastern city of Nanchang after he was diagnosed with liver cancer in late February.
The Chinese mother decided to save her dying son’s life by donating part of her liver to him – but only to find out that their blood types did not match.
The family then took a DNA test and discovered that their 28-year-old son was not their biological child.
The pair were reunited in China two months after the woman discovered that the child she raised for 28 years was someone else’s DNA test
Hoping to find Zhang’s biological parents for a liver transplant, the Jiangs tracked down medical records at Henai University’s Huaihe Hospital, where the mother gave birth.
It turned out that Ms. Jiang’s baby boy was wrongly handed over to another mother who also gave birth on about June 15, 1992 almost at the same time.
With the help of local police, Mr. and Mrs. Jiang finally reunited on April 17 with their biological son, better known as his alias Guo Ming.
An emotional video captured the moment when Ms. Jiang first met her long-lost son after 28 years.
Guo, who now works as a police officer, has started a family of his own with a wife and children.
He told the local press: “When the police first called my foster father, he thought it was a scam.
“But by chance, my birth mother reported it to the same police station where I work,” said Guo.
“I was completely perplexed. I thought something like that couldn’t happen.
He continued, “It was a flow of different emotions. It is very difficult to describe with words. ‘
It turned out that Ms. Jiang’s baby boy was wrongly handed over to another mother who also gave birth almost at the same time on June 15, 1992. The photo of February 21 shows a nurse holding a newborn baby in an obstetric hospital in Wuhan
Zhang’s birth mother, who is a carrier of hepatitis B, was also diagnosed with liver cancer and had recently had surgery, the press said.
Due to his weak condition, the Jiangs Zhang have still not told about his real parents because of fears that the trauma could further threaten his health.
The families also believed that a hepatitis B vaccine, which Zhang should have been given, was mistakenly injected into Guo, who was healthy.
The hospital said they will investigate the incident and investigate how the two babies were accidentally swapped.
Zhang is still in the hospital being treated. His biological father said he plans to take a hospital compatibility test for a possible liver transplant with Zhang.
Guo said he will try to visit his birth parents as often as possible. He also hoped that Mr. and Mrs. Jiang could move to his city after retirement.
The file photo shows a newborn baby lying on a bed in a hospital in Huabei, Anhui Province