Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of boy from Awassa, born 2008. Hezkel was relinquished by his aunt Elfnesh in 2009 after the deaths of his parents. He was adopted to the USA in 2009 through Wide Horizons for Children via Ajuja Orphange and Horizon House.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent
Gender of Child Boy
Ethnicity of Child Sidama
Year of child’s birth 2008
Ethiopian birth name of child Hezkel Mengistu
Age of child at adoption 1 years
Year child was adopted 2009
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Maternal aunt, Elfnesh T; her children, Tedros and Bisquit. They live in the area of Aleto Wondo.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009
To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished
Region of relinquishment Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region
Zone of relinquishment Awassa Zone
City/town of relinquishment Awasa / Awassa / Hawassa
Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Maternal Aunt Elfnesh T.
Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Wide Horizons for Children (USA)
List adoption agency workers with titles if known Mulat Gimray; Nannies Elizbet Tisfaye and Dongei Buna; Nurse Sister Askala
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 Awassa zone
City/Town of orphanage or care center Awassa
Orphanage/care center #2
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Horizon Houses 1 and 2
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Mulat Gimray; Nannies Elizbet Tisfaye and Dongei Buna; Nurse Sister Askala
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 Hezkel was relinquished by his maternal aunt Elfnesh T when he was 9 months of age after the death of his father Mengistu A in Oct. 2008 and his mother Meskerem T in Feb. 2009. Their residence was listed as Sidama Zone, Aleta-Wondo Woreda. He was relinquished in April 2009 to the Ajuja Orphanage.