TIANJIN, China — Han Zicheng survived the Japanese invasion, the Chinese civil war and the cultural revolution, but he knew he could not endure the sorrow of living alone. On a chilly day last December, the 85-year-old Chinese grandfather gathered some scraps of white paper and wrote out a pitch in blue ink: “Looking for someone to adopt me.”
"He Was One of Millions of Chinese Seniors Growing Old Alone. so He Put Himself up for Adoption." is from the May 02, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Emily Rauhala and narrated by Sam Scholl.