Girl born in 2009 and Adopted to the USA in 2010 using Children’s House International (USA)

Female, ethnicity Sidama, born in 2009 and adopted to the USA in 2010 using Children’s House International (USA) via Thomas House.

Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo 1 year
Age of Child in Photo 1 year

Gender of Child female

Ethnicity of Child Sidama

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Sidama Bensa Region

Year of child’s birth 2009

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Bizunesh Assefa

Name of child at the time of adoption Bizunesh Assefa

Ethiopian family members’ first names Mother – Sukare H., Father – Assefa Tessema (Deceased) 

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 1

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2010

Age of child at adoption – best guess as to real age 1

Year child was adopted 2010

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child Bizunesh has scars from a skin issue. We met her birth mother and she greatly resembles her. We know she came into the orphanage at approximately 18 months of age and we brought her home at 23 months of age. The date she was brought into orphanage was 6/22/2010 – June 22, 2010.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Children’s House International (USA)

Additional adoption agency information Ferndale, Washington

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Abdissa

Other adoption agency workers Adunya

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Receiving country representative Kathleen Looser

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Thomas Center

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 Ye Ethiopia Misgana Wongelawit Betechristian Yelimat Ena Yebego Adragot Dirijit

Region of orphanage or care center Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region – Sidama SNNPR

Zone of orphanage or care center Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region – Sidama SNNPR

City/Town of orphanage or care center Awassa 

Information for Relinquished Children

Name of person who relinquished child Sukare

Relationship of person who relinquished child Mother

Region where child was relinquished UNKNOWN

Zone where child was relinquished UNKNOWN

City/town where child was relinquished UNKNOWN

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