Adoptee Search: Girl Born 2007 from Mekle Tigray Adopted 2009 to the USA through Initiative Ethiopia Child and Family Support and Gladney

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of female born in 2007 in Mekle, Tigray. Her birth name was Danaite Omer and she was placed in the care of Initiative Ethiopia Child and Family Support by her Ethiopian mother, Tesfanesh S., in 2008. She was adopted to the USA in 2009 through Gladney Center for Adoption.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
2

Gender of Child female

Additional information about child’s ethnicity She was born in Mekle

Year of child’s birth 2007

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Danaite Omer

Name of child at the time of adoption Danaite Omer

Ethiopian family members’ names, if known Birth mother – Tesfanesh S.

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2008

Age of child at adoption  2

Year child was adopted  2009

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Gladney Center for Adoption (USA)

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Belay

Other adoption agency workers Abbey

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Initiative Ethiopia Child and Family Support

Region of orphanage or care center Tigray Region

Zone of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN city or town

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Gladney’s Foster Care Center

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa region in Ethiopia

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Information for Relinquished Children

Name of person who relinquished child Tesfanesh S.

Relationship of person who relinquished child Birth mother

Region where child was relinquished Tigray Region

Zone where child was relinquished Mekele – Tigray Region

City/town where child was relinquished UNKNOWN city or town

Additional information Mother was ill and felt that she could no longer care for her. Danaite was placed into care on September 12, 2008 with Initiative Ethiopia. Her birth mother returned to Wello / Wollo to be with family. Her father was listed as deceased on October 24, 2007 of an undetermined illness.

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