• Allison McMIllian

Chinese family reunites with daughter after 24 years

On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, a Chinese couple was reunited with their daughter who has been missing for 24 years, according to Fox News. The young girl's name is Qifeng, and she disappeared from a roadside fruit stall in 1994. She grew up in a town 12 miles away not realizing her family was looking for her.

The story told by Shanghaiist says Wang Mingqing and his wife were selling their wares at their roadside stall in Chengdu when they ran out of change. Wang went briefly to a nearby stall to change the money for his customer. When he returned, his daughter was nowhere to be found.

Wang and his wife searched for years for their daughter. They put advertisements in the newspaper and made online appeals. Wang even took on another job as a driver with ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing in 2015.

The father then gained the attention of local media. They quoted him saying, "One day, my daughter may just be the person sitting in my car!”

Authorities got involved and did DNA tests on women who could be Wang's daughter. The results turned up negative. A police sketch was released of what Qifeng might look like as an adult and caught the attention of a woman hundreds of miles away.

Khang Ying is a 27-year-old mother living in Panshi City . She spotted the photo online and realized how similar it looked to her. She reached out to Wang to do a DNA test, and the test proved that she was his daughter. She, her husband, and daughter then flew to her family to reunite.

“Dad, mom, I’ve come home!” Kang reportedly told her parents. “The whole world said that I don’t have a mother, but I do have one!” Kang said, according to the Shanghaiist.