Finding Zhao Gu – Jeff Gammage

 Images 2007 11 06 Opinion Adopt2 From New York Times Blog:

At about 10 a.m. on June 19, 2003, in the western Chinese city of Wuwei, a man named Ma Guoxing was walking across town, intent on a pending business appointment.

But as he neared the Wei’an Health Center, he noticed a crowd of people at the front gate, and he interrupted his journey to go and see what had so captivated their interest.

On the ground was a newborn baby, a girl, crying loudly.

Ma Guoxing did what no one else would do: He reached down and picked up the child. Then he turned around and began to walk back the way he had come, the baby in his arms. [Full Text]

[Image source: Zhao Gu before her adoption, with a caretaker at her orphanage in Wuwei, Gansu Province., nytimes.com]

November 6, 2007 9:52 AM
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