Although he changed other parts of his story, Esayas told us the truth about the whereabouts of his family. When his stepmother saw him, she started crying. Esayas had been living with her for a while before coming to Addis with his mother. His father hadn’t seen him for years because he was living in a rural area and only had information that Esayas was in Addis with his mother. His stepmother was very happy that Esayas chose to come back to her because she was not happy with him leaving in the first place. She blamed his mother for taking him away from her while he was happily living with her and his half siblings.