In any case, adoptees are warned that attempts to trace birth families are unlikely to succeed.
There is often very little information available, as birth families had to hide their identities for fear of punishment.
In the West, adoptees searching for their birth parents can usually afford to take things slowly.
She narrowed it down to 50 birth families, each of which had left a baby on the same street in Wuhan in March 1992.
“I would love to have the chance to reunite with my birth family someday,” she says.