The one-child policy brought my family, and many Chinese families, immense pain.
For many adoptees, especially in the case of international adoptions, the search for birth parents is frustrating and futile.
My birth parents would later tell me that when they went to her village and approached her about it, she was evasive.
Ricki Mudd poses with her birth parents and brother during her first trip to meet them in 2005.
The couple claiming to be my birth parents didn’t ask for anything.