It’s pretty cool when children who were friends while living in an orphanage in Ethiopia are reunited after being adopted in the United States! Brothers Fraol and Behayelu came home to their forever family in Puyallup, Washington in September of last year knowing that their best friends would be coming soon. But ‘soon’ can seem like a very long time when it takes four months!

Beza, Cherinet, Fraol and Behayelu at YWAM’s Widows and Orphans Home
April 2009

These kids were living as brothers and sister for many months!

So you can imagine the excitement these two felt when it was finally time to greet their friends at the airport…

David and Daniel with their hand-painted signs, teddy bears and balloons.

We’re SO glad you’re here!

David and Cherinet (Joshua)

Mom and Beza (Aliyah) – a bit overwhelmed!

And here’s a short video of the airport reunion!