‘FOUND’: Orphans reunited after four decades apart

Mar 31, 2022, 6:40 PM | Updated: Jun 18, 2022, 8:30 pm

ST. GEORGE, Utah – Recently two women from St. George, Utah rekindled an old friendship that began in a small orphanage in India.

For more than 40 years they have both lived in the United States and never knew what happened to each other. Recently they found one another in a most unusual way.

Diane Call was abandoned at an orphanage in Tamil Nadu when she was a young girl. She and Chitra Graff were friends at that orphanage. They remember spending their days looking for food and watching over one another.

Diane's mother gave her this photo of Chitra when she was 8-years-old. Chitra and Diane from St. George, Utah rekindled an old friendship that began in a small orphanage in India.  Chitra and Diane from St. George, Utah rekindled an old friendship that began in a small orphanage in India.

While they were still young, they were adopted into families in the United States and lost track of one another. Years later, when Diane was 8-years-old, her adoptive mom received a picture from a distant friend of a young Indian girl that was adopted to Idaho.

She asked Diane if she recognized the girl in the photo, but she didn’t. Her mom then told her to hold on to the picture, that maybe one day she would get the chance to meet that girl. For more than 35 years Diane kept that picture tucked away in her photo album and never really gave it a second thought.

Recently, she was invited to meet a new friend for lunch. As their friendship grew Diane learned that this new friend was actually the girl in the photo, who also happened to be Chitra from the orphanage.

The photo ended up being a treasure linking these two women together after several decades apart. This is just one of the many incredible circumstances that have brought these women together.

For more on this story Watch “FOUND” on KSL TV or streaming on the KSL TV app this Sunday, April 3 at 1:30 p.m. to learn more about the miraculous events that lead to their reunion.

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‘FOUND’: Orphans reunited after four decades apart