Teen Abandoned At Birth & Rejected Again By Birth Parents After Reunion Takes His Own Life

The initially happy reunion turned sour before he was rejected once again by his biological parents, with his mother even blocking him on social media.

Cover image via Weibo via South China Morning Post

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A teenager from China, who went viral for tracking down his birth parents — only to be rejected by them after a recent reunion — has apparently taken his life

17-year-old Liu Xuezhou died on Monday morning, 24 January, at a beach in Sanya, on China's southern Hainan Island hours after posting a long note on Chinese social media app Weibo, in which said he had been "abandoned twice by his biological parents".

The teenager was also reportedly cyberbullied after asking for financial help from his birth parents shortly after tracking them down, which resulted in an argument, based on South China Morning Post

Liu wrote that the row with his parents triggered an avalanche of online abuse.

The reunion that was arranged by the Chinese authorities for Liu Xuezhou (left) and his father, Ding Shuangquan (right).

Image via SOHU via The New Paper

A photo shows Liu and his unnamed biological mother, who he tracked down in December 2021.

Image via Weibo via South China Morning Post

"There have been people attacking and cursing me on Douyin and Weibo in the past couple of days," he wrote

"I have been told to 'go to hell' and have been called various curse names, such as 'scheming son of a b****', 'disgusting' and 'sissy'".

According to The New Paper, he also said in the note he had been bullied and called a "deserted child" by his schoolmates in the past.

Liu also claimed a male teacher had sexually abused him but had kept that a secret for most of his life.

The body of Liu Xuezhou was found on a beach in Hainan province by a search party on Monday, 24 January.

Image via Weibo via South China Morning Post

Liu was sold by his birth parents in 2005 to his adoptive parents via a middleman

South China Morning Post said Liu's parents had him before getting married, and sold him soon after birth for money so his father could pay the bride price to his mother's family.

He was loved by his adoptive parents, but an explosion took their lives and destroyed their home when he was four years old.

Liu was then looked after by his adoptive grandparents and moved around between various relatives. He was a second-year student at a college in Heibei and took odd jobs over the years while living on a government subsidy for orphans.

After what seemed like a happy reunion in December 2021, both the father, Ding Shuangquan, and the mother, who was not identified, have asked Liu to stay away as they believed his appearance disrupted their life since they had since divorced and each had a new family.

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