Joel John Roberts, who was born in Hong Kong, was adopted by an American family. He recently returned to the city to meet his birth mother for the first time. Photo: Edmond So Joel John Roberts, who was born in Hong Kong, was adopted by an American family. He recently returned to the city to meet his birth mother for the first time. Photo: Edmond So
Joel John Roberts, who was born in Hong Kong, was adopted by an American family. He recently returned to the city to meet his birth mother for the first time. Photo: Edmond So
Adoption

‘A lot of tears, and food’: a son reunites with his birth mother in Hong Kong 60 years on, after growing up in the US

  • Joel John Roberts, who was born in Hong Kong, was adopted by an American family, and grew up in California
  • When he decided to trace his roots in 2016, a DNA test eventually led him to his 80-year-old mother

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Joel John Roberts, who was born in Hong Kong, was adopted by an American family. He recently returned to the city to meet his birth mother for the first time. Photo: Edmond So Joel John Roberts, who was born in Hong Kong, was adopted by an American family. He recently returned to the city to meet his birth mother for the first time. Photo: Edmond So
Joel John Roberts, who was born in Hong Kong, was adopted by an American family. He recently returned to the city to meet his birth mother for the first time. Photo: Edmond So
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