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Owens Eyes Return to China as Olympian

By Lara Carlton
December, 20 2021
Kai Owens
Kai Owens takes a run during training for the Women's Moguls during the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International Ski World Cup at Deer Valley Resort at Deer Valley Resort on February 02, 2021 in Park City, Utah. (Tom Pennington - Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) — The jade necklace was a present. These days, it serves as a reminder, and maybe even a symbol of more good things to come.

Amy and Jonathan Owens gave that necklace to their adopted daughter, Kai, years ago. It was one of the gifts they gave every year to Kai, who they adopted when she was around 16 months old. Before that, Kai had been nurtured in an orphanage after being left by her birth parents at a town square in China.

Now 17, the U.S. moguls skier is in the mix to return to China in February, possibly to be discovered again, but this time, in a much different way.

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