Lost hope

Because Yeabsira was so eager to go back home, we never thought his story was fake or that he lied about his address. When we reached out to the local police, they helped us reach his uncle. We found out from his uncle that his parents are actually living in Addis and that the stories he told us were lies. When we contacted his mother and she came to the Emmanuel House for the reunification, she was so sad about what happened. The fact that her son didn’t want to go back to her and told lies just to avoid this was heartbreaking for her. Yeabsira was born right here in Addis and this was his 4th time running away from home. Because of this repetitive behavior, his mother has no hope that he will stay around this time but hoping for the best, once again, she welcomed him back home with open arms.