Adoptee Search: Girl from Sodo, SNNPR Born 2007 Adopted 2008 to the USA through Gladney Center for Adoption and Initiative Ethiopia Child and Family Support

Female born in 2007 in Sodo, SNNPR and adopted to the USA in 2008 through Gladney Center for Adoption and Initiative Ethiopia Child and Family Support. Ethiopian mother’s name is Amarech K.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for child’s Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo approximately 10 months old
Age of Child in Photo approximately 10 months old

Gender of Child female

Ethnicity of Child Wolayta

Year of child’s birth  2007

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Mimi

Name of child at the time of adoption Mimi Tadesse

Ethiopian family members’ names Amarech K., Tadesse T.

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2007

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2008

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about siblings Possibly an older brother named Abush

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 Travis, Arega, Tirhas, Fasika, Scott, Ryan

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

Orphanage or care center representative Arega Melaku

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

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

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

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Orphange listed as being in Yirgalem. There were three workers who assisted the child prior to adoption: Social workers Tringo and Gezahge, and caregiver Aster Legese.

Additional Information: Ato Merdociouse Mena who works at the Kebele was involved with the case.

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN orphanage

Information for Abandoned Children

Age of Child in Photo approximately 12 months old
Age of Child in Photo approximately 12 months old

Name of person who found the child was told it was a police officer

Region where child was found Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Southern Nations

Zone where child was found Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Wolayita 

City/town where child was found Sodo / Soddo (Wolaita Sodo)

Police Officer involved with the case Ashebir Menta Utalo

Additional information that could be useful in making a match The child’s birth mother was caught by police attempting to abandon the child in Mercato Sub City. She was living near Mariam Church / St. Mary’s Church at the time.

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