A young man in China who was sold by his parents at birth tracked them down last month, only to be abandoned by them again.
Liu Xuezhou, a 17-year-old college student, reunited with his birth parents a few weeks ago after he launched an online search,
but was told they did not wish to maintain contact shortly after their reunion.
Liu was sold by his birth parents in 2005 to his adoptive parents via a middleman
and was subsequently orphaned at age four when his new parents were killed in an accident.
He said neither his birth father nor mother would accept him as they had divorced after selling him and each had a new family.
Both the father and the mother have asked Liu to stay away as they believed his appearance disrupted their life, Liu said.
Nor are they willing to give him financial support as he is almost an adult.
"There would be someone else if your adoptive parents didn't buy you," his mother said in a call recording Liu published on Douyin on Monday.
She also blocked him on WeChat.
Liu's father was allegedly worried that his new wife would divorce him if he welcomed Liu into the family, the son said.
"I can't understand why you said I disturbed your life. It was you who made my entire life a mess," he wrote to his father on Douyin.
在抖音上，刘学州给自己的父亲写道，“我不明白你为什么说我扰乱了你的生活 。明明是你把我的整个生活搞得一团糟 。”
Liu said his 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.
The deputy head of the civil affairs department of the township where Liu was raised,
said that the local government would continue providing the subsidy despite his technically not being an orphan anymore.