Adoptee Search: Boy Born 2006 Adama Oromia Region Adopted 2010 to USA via Faya Orphanage through WACAP

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.

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Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
Referral Photo (age 3 or 4)

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

Age of Child in Photo
Assumed age 4

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

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