Boy Born 2005 in Bishoftu, Oromia Region Adopted in 2007 to the USA through Adoption Advocates International and Layla House

Male born in Bishoftu, Oromia Region in 2005. Two individuals, Enat Ayalneh and Banchayehu Z., from the area were involved in his care before he entered the orphanage. He was adopted to the USA in 2007 through Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA) / AAI and Layla House. 

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for child’s Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Gender of Child male

Age of Child in Photo 16 months
Age of Child in Photo 16 months

Year of child’s birth 2005

Ethiopian birth Name of Child  Yesuneh Tekola (possible)

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 1

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2007

Age of child at adoption 1

Year child was adopted 2007

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child Small round scar on back of right heel. Tiny black mole on stomach.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA)

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

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

Orphanage or care center representative Gail Gorfe, Merrily Ripley

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 UNKNOWN orphanage

Region of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN region in Ethiopia

Zone of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN zone

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

Information for Relinquished Children

Name of person who relinquished child Enat Ayalneh

Relationship of person who relinquished child Friend

Region where child was relinquished Oromia Region

Zone where child was relinquished East Shewa – Oromia Region

City/town where child was relinquished Bishoftu

Information for Abandoned Children

Age of Child in Photo 19 months
Age of Child in Photo 19 months

Name of person who found the child Banchayehu Z.

Relationship or title of person who found the child Friend

Region where child was found Oromia Region

Zone where child was found East Shewa – Oromia Region

City/town where child was found Bishoftu

Additional information that could be useful in making a match His mother may have given birth in Banchayehu’s house.

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