Adoptee Search: Boy Born 2009 in Addis Ababa Adopted 2010 to USA through through International Adoption Guides and Fenot Lewogen

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of boy, birth name Sintayehu Regassa, born February 12, 2009 in Addis Ababa. He has a unique birthmark on back that looks like a fingerprint. His Ethiopian mother’s name is Tamirua / Tamir / Tamerwa W.. His father, Regassa, is believed to be deceased. He was relinquished for adoption by his mother as an infant in 2009 and adopted in 2010 to the USA through International Adoption Guides and Fenot Lewogen.

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Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
4 months

Gender of Child Boy

Ethnicity of Child Oromo

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Born in Addis Ababa

Year of child’s birth 2009

Ethiopian birth name of child – include nicknames Sintayehu Regassa, “Sentish”

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2010

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family Ethiopian Mother – Tamirua / Tamir / Tamerwa W.- lived in Addis Ababa; Ethiopian father-  Regassa, listed as deceased in 2008; Lemlem K. is another relative

Additional information Unique birthmark on back that looks like a fingerprint, Date of Birth: February 12, 2009

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 Addis Ababa Region

Zone of relinquishment Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town of relinquishment Addis Ababa

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Mother: Tamirua /Tamir / Tamerwa W.

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

Police officer involved with the case unknown

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed International Adoption Guides (USA)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Jim Harding, Executive Director; Susan Cotton, Administer; Beza, nurse; Selam B, nanny

Adoptive Country USA

Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption Now defunct agency

Orphanage/care center #1

Age of Child in Photo
8 month

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Fenot Lewogen

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 about this orphanage or care center I was told by Susan Cotten that sometime children came directly into the care of the International Adoption Guides care center because the Ethiopian state-run orphanage was over capacity. But there was a Fenot Lewogen stamp on the paperwork. Our son arrived at IAG when he was six days old (Date in the orphanage: February 18, 2009). That information has been confirmed by multiple people; ED, nanny, photos with date stamps.

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