A teenager from northern China has promised to take his case to court if his parents fail to buy him a home.
Liu Xuezhou, a 17-year-old college student in northern China’s Hebei province, announced on Thursday that he is suing his biological parents for leaving him twice after reuniting with them with the help of police a few weeks ago.
The teen, who hunted down his parents last month, wrote on his social media page that it was a joyous reunion at first, but they began arguing after discussing financial matters.
He said that his divorced parents, who now have new families, refused to let him remain with them or provide him with a separate residence. The parents, on the other hand, claimed that he was pressuring them to buy him property that they couldn’t afford.
His father, Ding Shuangquan, told mainland media that once he finishes college, they would consider buying him a home and invited Liu to live with him for the time being, but Liu claims they lied and that neither his mother nor father have allowed him to visit their home.
“Was it your home where you met me? Funny …” he wrote on Weibo.
“I planned to let it go because I am your child anyway. But you are turning ‘white into black’ and don’t feel you’re wrong at all by selling me. See you in court then,” he wrote.
His mother, Zhang, previously told Shangyou News that after a brief reconnection, she blocked Liu because she wanted her peaceful life back.
“Wouldn’t you stay away if he were your child and being so defensive that he even recorded your conversation? His father has remarried, and so have I. He tried to force us to buy him a home, but we are not well-off enough for that,” she said.
Ding, Liu’s father, corroborated his mother’s remarks, claiming that he was in financial trouble and that Liu’s adoptive family “should be better off.”
Liu claimed that all he requested was for his birth parents to: “either rent or buy a place for me because I have been homeless”.
Ding and Zhang have not responded to their son’s intention to sue them.
Liu was orphaned at the age of four when his adopted parents, two farmers from Hebei’s Xingtai, died in an accident after buying him through a broker from his birth parents.
He was raised by his adopted grandparents following the death of his adoptive parents and the destruction of their home, and was shuffled between other relatives.