Adoptee Search: 2 Boys Born in 2003 and 2004 in Sendafa Adopted to the USA through Adoption Advocates International and Kidane Mehret

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family of brothers, birth names Wakeyo/ Waquo Tadu and Abera Tadu. The boys were born in Sendafa/ Sendata in 2003 and 2004. They were relinquished by their father, Tadu B., in 2007 while he was in Sheno prison. They were adopted in 2008 to the USA via Adoption Advocates International / AAI through Kidane Mehret.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family

Child’s Information

Wakeiyo (left) 4y11mo, Abera 3y7mo

Gender of Child male / male sibling set

Ethnicity of Child Oromo

Year of child’s birth  2003 and 2004

Ethiopian birth Name of Child – include nicknames Wakeiyo or Wegehyu Tadu and Abera Tadu

Name of child at the time of adoption Wakeyo or Waquo Tadu and Abera Tadu

Ethiopian family members’ names father Tadu B.

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 3 and 2

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2007

Age of child at adoption 4 and 3

Year child was adopted 2008

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 1

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about siblings Wakeiyo Tadu was adopted with his brother Abera, Abera was 2 when entered orphanage in 2007 and 3 when adopted in 2008.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed  Adoption Advocates International

Additional adoption agency information AAI got their referal from Kidane Mehret in Addis Abeba

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Gail

Other adoption agency workers Gail

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Kidane Mehret

Orphanage or care center representative Sister Lutgarta

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Layla House

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Information for Relinquished Children

Abera (left) 3y7mo, Wakeiyo 4y11mo

Name of person who relinquished child Tadu B.

Relationship of person who relinquished child father

Region where child was relinquished Oromia Region

Zone where child was relinquished UNKNOWN zone

City/town where child was relinquished UNKNOWN city or town

Police Officer involved with the case yes but don’t know name, photo on file

Additional relinquishment information Boys born in Sendafa/Sendata, father relinquished in Zone

Others who assisted the child Kidane Mehret social worker

Additional information that could be useful in making a match Eldest, Wakeiyo has good sized scar on one knee. Father was in Sheno prison at time of adoption

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