Adoptee Search: Boy Born 2005 from Awassa SNNPR Adopted as Infant to USA through Wide Horizons for Children

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family of male born 2005, birth name Melkamu. He was relinquished as an infant by a woman who might have been his grandmother in Awassa, SNNPR. He was adopted in 2005 to the USA through Wide Horizons for Children.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family

Child’s Information

Gender of Child Male

Ethnicity of Child Wolayta

Year of child’s birth  2005

Name of child at the time of adoption Melkamu

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2005

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2005

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Wide Horizons for Children (USA)

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Horizon Houses 1 and 2

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa region in Ethiopia

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Information for Relinquished Children

Relationship of person who relinquished child grandmother?

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

Zone where child was relinquished Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Sidama – Southern Nations

City/town where child was relinquished Awasa

Additional relinquishment information Girma was the WHFC social worker

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