Adoptee Search: Boy from Addis born 2006 Adopted to the USA 2007 through Gladney Center via Kebebe Tsehai and Horizon House

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family of boy Besufekade born 2006 in Addis Ababa. He was relinquished by his mother Wagaye. He was adopted to the USA in 2007 through Gladney Center for Adoption via Kebebe Tsehai and Horizon House 1 and 2. Photo of Wagaye is on file.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent

Child’s Information

10 months

Gender of Child Boy

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Year of child’s birth 2006

Name of child at the time of adoption Besufekade (Dawit) Besufeked

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2007

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. His mother is Wagaye. She lives in Addis. We visited her in August 2012.

Additional information He has very large, beautiful eyes

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months

Besufeked

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2007

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 Wagaye, his mother

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

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Gladney Center for Adoption (USA)

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kebebe Tsehay

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Additional information about this orphanage or care center I believe he was here before taken to Gladney Foster care

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

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Additional information that could be useful to the case Belay T worked with us in the adoption. He was the director of Gladney.

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