Adoptee Search: Boy born 2006 relinquished in Awasa and Adopted to USA in 2010 through Wide Horizons for Children via Ajuja Orphanage

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family of boy named Zemedkun born 2006. He was relinquished in Awasa by his uncle and adopted to the USA in 2010 through Wide Horizons for Children via Ajuja Orphanage and Horizon House.

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Child’s Information

Gender of Child Boy

Zemedkun Age 2

Ethnicity of Child Sidama

Year of child’s birth 2006

Name of child at the time of adoption Zemedkun Shuta

Ethiopian birth name of child Zemedkun Shuta

Age of child at adoption 3 years

Year child was adopted 2010

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Has at least one older brother. Both parents were claimed to be deceased. His mother name is W/ro Asnakech Cheano; His father’s name is Ato Shuta Kie. His uncle,  Ato Solomon Kae, was the caretaker until Zemedkun was taken to Ajuja Orphanage in Awasa.

Are you searching for another child from the same Ethiopian family? Yes

Give data about other children from the same Ethiopian family One older brother. Would be in his late 20s or early 30s in 2019.

Additional information Has circular shaped scars on both temporal regions.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 2 years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2008

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region

Zone of relinquishment Sidama – Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region

City/town of relinquishment Awasa

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult  Uncle Ato Solomon Kae

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

Adoption Agency Information

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

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Ajuja Orphanage

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

Zone of orphanage or care center Sidama – SNNPR Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Awasa

Orphanage/care center #2 

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Horizon Houses 1 and 2

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

Additional information that could be useful to the case The names of the parents of Zemedkun: Mother is W/ro Asnakech Cheano; Father is Ato Shuta Kie

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