“An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time,

place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break."

- Ancient Chinese Belief

The Story of


Guang Bai Yan


          Guang Bai Yan was found by a policeman in the Bai Yun district of Guangzhou on May 15th of 2004.  When his parents were unable to be located, he was presented to the social welfare institute of the same district.  He was estimated to be two days old.  A medical exam showed him to be healthy with the exception of a cleft on the left side of his lip.  He was given the name Guang (for Guangzhou) Bai (white) Yan (wild goose).

          Baiyan’s cleft lip did not hinder his development much at all, and the cleft was repaired surgically in April of 2005.  He continued to develop normally, showing his emotions, playing, and distinguishing between friends and strangers.  He continued to live in the institute until the summer of 2007 when he came to America and was given the name Levi.