The Day I Gave Up My Daughter
China enforced the One-Child Policy for 36 years from 1979 to 2015 in order to combat overpopulation. In it, any family having more than one child would be subject to harsh fines. Due to the status associated with male heirs, the policy led many families to give up their newborn daughters, ending up in international adoption. Now that over two decades have passed, those daughters have become adults, and many wish to be reunited with their biological parents. In this program, one such woman makes the journey to her homeland to meet her birth parents for the first time.
Long Stuy works to reunite people with their biological parents
Children sent overseas for adoption are raised by foster parents
Parents look forward to being reunited with their daughter after 21 years