Adoptee Search: Boy from SNNPR born 2005 Adopted to the USA in 2007 through Children’s Home Society and Family Services (USA)

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family of boy named Zelalem from SNNPR born 2005 and relinquished by his mother in Hosana in 2007. He was adopted to the USA in 2007 through Children’s Home Society and Family Services (USA).

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Child’s Information

Gender of Child Boy

Zelalem at 17 months

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Tembaro

Year of child’s birth 2005

Ethiopian birth name of child  Zelalem Desalegn L.

Age of child at adoption 2 years

Year child was adopted 2007

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Family from Mudulla in Kembata Tembaro Zone in SNNPR. Mother Werknesh S; Father Desalegn L.; Uncles Tagasse L, Abera L, Aberash L; Grandfather Limore H;  Grandmother Anite W; Uncle Abera S; Aunts Addise S, Terefech S.

Are you searching for another child from the same Ethiopian family? No

Additional information He had a round circular scar on his shin, several scars on his arms, elbows and legs.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 1 year

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2007

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region

Zone of relinquishment Hadiya – SNNPR

City/town of relinquishment Hosana

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Mother, Werknesh S. or Workinesh

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

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Children’s Home Society and Family Services (USA)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Sr. Bizunesh welcomed Zelalem to the children’s home in Addis Ababa

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Age in Photo: 2 years

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Child Care Center

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Sr. Bizunesh

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

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