Child one: abandoned as a new born under a bridge in China. Born with birth defects. No identifying papers. No name. Taken to an orphanage by an unidentified man.
Child two: Abandoned in a bus station in China. Approximate age: 3. She knew her name but didn't know where home was. Better to be abandoned in a bus station than a rice paddy. A small shred of hope. Taken to an orphanage.