Singaporean woman given up for adoption as a baby reunites with siblings

Mrs Eileen Kwong was adopted when she was just a month old. After more than four decades, she was reunited with her biological sisters.
Mrs Eileen Kwong (centre) and her long-lost sisters, Madam Lily Wong (left) and Madam Jasmine Wong. Mrs Kwong said she never forgot her encounter in her teen years with a stranger on a bus who said she was her sister.
Mrs Eileen Kwong (centre) and her long-lost sisters, Madam Lily Wong (left) and Madam Jasmine Wong. Mrs Kwong said she never forgot her encounter in her teen years with a stranger on a bus who said she was her sister.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

Biological family makes contact with retiree living in Sydney after her story appears in ST

A question a Singaporean woman has sought the answer to for more than 50 years - about the identity of her biological parents - has been solved with the help of The Straits Times.

Mrs Eileen Kwong, a 62-year-old retired chef who lives in Sydney, was reunited with her biological sisters in Singapore on Tuesday after they read about her in ST on June 17.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 20, 2018, with the headline 'Woman given up for adoption as a baby reunites with siblings'. Print Edition | Subscribe