Boy Uses Google Maps to Get Home After 23 Years
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Luo Gang was taken from his Chinese hometown 23 years ago. His parents’ exhaustive search for him produced no results. The boy had been relocated over 900 miles away and adopted by another couple. Even though his adoptive parents were loving people, Luo said that he never lost his desire to locate his birth mother and father.

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An abducted boy uses Google maps to get home after 23 years. Luo Gang was taken from his Chinese hometown 23 years ago. His parents’ exhaustive search for him produced no results. The boy had been relocated over 900 miles away and adopted by another couple. Even though his adoptive parents were loving people, Luo said that he never lost his desire to locate his birth mother and father. His memory of the town where he spent the first 5 years of his life was limited to two bridges, but he made a rough sketch of it and posted it on a missing children’s site anyway. An organization volunteer pointed him in the right direction, and by using Google Maps he was able to locate the two bridges and positively identify the town as his home.The family has been reunited, and it is unknown if the adoptive parents will be charged with a crime.Child trafficking in China has been a problem since the One Child Policy was put in place in 1979. The policy limits urban families to one offspring while traditional culture favors male children.