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Best Friends at Chinese Orphanage Reunited After Being Adopted by Dallas Families

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DALLAS -- A moving video recently uploaded to Facebook shows the incredible moment two pre-schoolers from the same orphanage in China were reunited after being adopted by separate families living in Dallas.

In the Facebook post, Sharon Cutcher Sykes wrote that their daughter Hannah, prior to her adoption, was often seen photographed at the orphanage with the same little boy. Hannah was even spotted walking hand-in-hand with him when the adoption agency visited the orphanage.

That boy was Dawson, nicknamed Dada.

After visiting China and seeing Hannah and Dada laughing and playing together, Sykes said she just couldn't get him off her mind.

"My heart hurt knowing he didn't have a family. I couldn't stop thinking about him," wrote Sykes.

Her heart was so heavy, she started to tell others about Dada and that he needed a family too. A few days later, something Sykes calls miraculous happened.

A church friend of the Sykes family was at a local Chick-fil-A restaurant one night and ran into a couple she knew, Christopher and Amy Clary. There, talked about Dada's story and showed the two a photo of the little boy.

Before the night was over, the Clarys had decided to pursue an adoption.

11 months later, the two friends from China were finally and joyfully reunited in Texas.


"We are so grateful to the Clary's for giving him a forever home! They live five minutes from us and we have become good friends. And who knows, one day we may be in-laws :-)," Amy Sykes wrote on Facebook.


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