Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of boy, birthname Tamirat Hailu, born 2006 near Adama/Nazeret. Tamirat was relinquished by his mother, Ejegayehu H., in 2009 in Adama, Oromia Region. He resided in Faya Orphanage in Adama, Oromia Region until he was adopted in 2010 to the USA through World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP). Tamirat had two older sisters, Mahlet age 6 in 2009; Meskerem age 10 in 2009.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent
Gender of Child Boy
Ethnicity of Child Oromo
Year of child’s birth 2006
Ethiopian birth name of child Tamirat Hailu
Age of child at adoption 4 years
Year child was adopted 2010
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Mother and two older sisters (Mahlet age 6 in 2009; Meskerem age 10 in 2009) One sister may have had a disability. Birth family lived near Adama/Nazeret. I (adoptive mother) was able to meet his birth mother when I was in Ethiopia in April 2010.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 3 years
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009
To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished
Region of relinquishment Oromia Region
Zone of relinquishment West Shewa – Oromia Region
City/town of relinquishment Adama
Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Mother, Ejegayehu H.
Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP) (USA)
List adoption agency workers with titles if known Megan Nikiema (WACAP in the US), Sintayehu D., Meseret D.
Adoptive Country USA
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Faya Orphanage
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Meseret D, Sintayehu D.
Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region
Zone of orphanage or care center West Shewa – Oromia Region
City/Town of orphanage or care center Adama