Adoptee Search: Boy Girl Siblings from Hadiya SNNPR Born 2002 and 2003 Adopted through CHSFS in 2006

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of Nehemiya and Hiwot Demeka. The children were born in 2002 and 2003 respectively and adopted in 2006 to the USA through Children’s Home Society and Family Services via Bete Saida Orphange. The Ethiopian family is from Hadiya in the SNNPR. Mother’s name is Tezerash/ Tezerah M. and father’s name is Demeka T.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo Nehemiya 4, Hiwot 3

Gender of Child Boy, Girl

Year of child’s birth  2002, 2003

Name of child at the time of adoption Nihemiya Demeka and Hiwot Demeka 

Ethiopian birth name of child Nehemiya and Hiwot

Age of child at adoption 4 years, 3 years

Year child was adopted 2006 Year of Adoption

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. From southern region, zone: hadiya, Woreda: Lemo, town: Eneto

Mother’s name: Tezerash M. Father decesed, name: Demeka T. ; siblings still in Ethiopia: Meseret, Tayech, Wonedu, Tsedek, Tamirat ; other relatives: Meaele S., Atalelach W. and Aregaste M. all from: Angacha., Sumuri G/Mariyam and Tasfaye T. from Hossana.

Give data about other children from the same Ethiopian family Hiwot Demeka adopted at age 3 to same family as Nehemiya. Both adopted through Childrens Home Society. Turned in at care center in Hossana by mother. Then came to Addis for adoption.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 4 years, 3 Years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2006

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment SNNPR

Zone of relinquishment Hadiya Zone

City/town of relinquishment Hosana

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Relinquished by birth mother: Tezerah M. Received into care by Sister Bizunesh.

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

Adoption Agency Information

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

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Bete Saida

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center  Addis Ababa zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

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