Boy Born Deaf in 2002 Adopted 2009 to the USA through International Adoption Guides (USA) and Finot Lewegon Orphanage

Male, birth name Amogne Bihonegn, born in 2002 and adopted in 2009 to the USA using International Adoption Guides (USA), Finot Lewegon Orphanage, and Chico Children’s Care clinic. Ethiopian father’s name Bihonegn D. Child was deaf and unable to speak at time of adoption.

Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for child’s Ethiopian famly

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo 8-9
Age of Child in Photo 8-9

Gender of Child male

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Year of child’s birth 2002

Ethiopian birth Name of Child  Amogne Bihonegn

Name of child at the time of adoption Amogne Bihonegn

Ethiopian family members’ names Bihonegn D., Tila B., Dilenesaw (father’s name also spelled Dilinesaw)

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 7

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009

Age of child at adoption – best guess as to real age 7

Year child was adopted 2009

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child Deaf, not able to speak at the time of adoption. Scar through eyebrow.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed  International Adoption Guides (USA)

Additional adoption agency information Finot Lewegon Orphanage and Chico Children’s Care clinic also processed child’s paperwork.

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Haile Mekonnen

Other adoption agency workers James Harding, Alisa Bivens, Leigh Ann Stachiowiak

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Finot Lewegon Orphanage

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa 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 UNKNOWN orphanage

Information for Relinquished Children

Name of person who relinquished child Bihonegn D.

Relationship of person who relinquished child Biological father

Region where child was relinquished Addis Ababa Region

Additional information that could be useful in making a match Paperwork listed Kolfe Keraniyo sub-city as site of entry into orphanage, also lists this as the address of biological father.

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