The couple Alik and her husband Dyan were recently forced to flee from their Sudanese village in order to make their way to a refugee camp.
In the middle of all the commotion, Dyan was separated from his wife and all written evidence of the couple’s marriage was then destroyed. From there, both of them processed as a single mother and a single man, respectively, which severely damaged their chances of being able to resettle in the United States.
Dyan’s wife was allowed to move to Fort Worth, Texas and at that time she was pregnant with their third child and had no idea whether she would ever be able to see her husband again. Luckily, a refugee resettlement agency named Catholic Charities took an interest in Alik and dedicated themselves to assisting her during her plight.
The workers, Mary Claire and Molly found themselves comfortable with Alik and remained by her side every step of the way, and were also present during the birth of Alik’s third child.
Both the workers worked tirelessly to search every possible way to reunite Dyan and Alik. The duo met with a series of social workers and filled out all of the required paperwork, and they did so with the understanding that it would be considered a miracle if Dyan and Alik were able to see one another again.