Adoptee Search: Boy Born 2002 Adopted 2010 to the USA via Finot Lewegen through International Adoption Guides

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of boy, birthname Amsalu Gebru, born 2002. Amsalu ‘s Ethiopian parents, Gebru Y. and Tadelech T., are believed to have died in 2005. Amsalu was cared for from 2003-2008 by his grandmother, Asnackech E., who relinquished him to Finot Lewegen Orphanage in 2008.  Amsalu was adopted in 2010 by American parents teaching and living in China through International Adoption Guides.

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Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo:
6 yrs

Gender of Child Boy

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Born in Addis Ababa

Year of child’s birth 2002

Ethiopian birth name of child Amsalu Gebru

Age of child at adoption 7 years

Year child was adopted 2010

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Amsalu’s mother and father are written as deceased. Father Mr. Gebru Y, died April 2005, Mother Mrs. Tadelech T. died August 2005, Paperwork says funerals were held in Dorze St. George Church (not sure if that is in Addis or Dorze Village) Father’s sister is listed as Terefech G, living in Arba Minch, Dorze. Grandmother, Asnackech E., took care of Amsalu 2003-2008. He was relinquished to Finot Lewegen Orphanage, then to the care center of International Adoption Guides in Addis 2008.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 5 years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2008

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Addis Ababa Region

Zone of relinquishment Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town of relinquishment Addis Ababa

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Grandmother–Asnakech E.

Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes

Adoption Agency Information

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

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Haile (in Addis), Jim Harding

Adoptive Country USA

Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption Amsalu was adopted to American parents teaching and living in Shanghai, China.

Orphanage/care center #1

Age of Child in Photo
7 yrs

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Finot Lewegon Orphanage

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 used in the adoption International Adoption Guides Care Center

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Yeabikebra–head nanny, Beeza–nurse working at care 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

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