Adoptee Search: Girl Born 2003 Kembata-Tembaro Zone SNNPR Adopted 2005 to USA through Holt International

Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family. Girl, birth name Mirtinesh Zewdie, was born in 2003 in Kembata Tembaro Zone, SNNPR. She was relinquished by her grandfather, Woldie W., in 2005. She was adopted to the USA in 2005 through Holt International and Horizon Houses 1 and 2.

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Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo 2

Gender of Child Girl

Year of child’s birth 2003

Ethiopian birth name of child Mirtinesh Zewdie

Age of child at adoption 2 years

Year child was adopted 2005

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. They are from Shinshicho, Kembata Tembaro Zone, SNNPR. Grandfather’s name is Woldie W.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 2 years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2005

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment SNNPR Region

Zone of relinquishment Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Kembata Tembaro – Southern Nations

City/town of relinquishment Unknown

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Grandfather: Woldie W.

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

Adoption Agency Information

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

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Dr Tsegaye Berhe

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Horizon Houses 1 and 2

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

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