Adoptee Search: Girl Born 1997 Addis Ababa and Sibling Adopted to the USA through Adoption Advocates International

Female adoptee, Samrawit, who was born in 1997 in Addis Ababa is searching for her Ethiopian family. Samrawit was adopted with her younger sister Medrawit. She is searching for an older sister, Selamawit and 4 brothers still in Ethiopia. The girls were adopted in 2005 to the USA through Adoption Advocates International.

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Child’s Information

Gender of Child Girl / Girl Siblings

Year of child’s birth Samrawit born 1997 and Medrawit was born after.

Name of child at the time of adoption Samrawit and Medrawit

Age of child at adoption Samrawit was 6-8 years old, Medrawit was younger

Year child was adopted 2005 Year of Adoption

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. The girls have an older sister, Selamawit and 4 brothers still in Ethiopia.

Additional information Samrawit has a scar her family would recognize.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 4 years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2002

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Addis Ababa Region

City/town of relinquishment Akaki Kaliti, Addis Ababa

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult The girls’ Grandmother brought them to the orphanage.

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

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA)

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption UNKNOWN orphanage

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