Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family. Female, birth name Hayat, born in 1998 in Debre Zeit adopted in 2008 along with her younger brother, Esmael. They are the youngest of 8 children. Ethiopian parents names were Merima (Mother) and Shikure (Father). They were adopted to the USA through Christian World Adoption and A Hope for Children.
Submitted by Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family
Gender of Child Female and Male
Ethnicity of Child Tigraway
Year of child’s birth 1998
Name of child at the time of adoption Hayat and Esmael
Ethiopian birth name of child Hayat and Esmael
Age of child at adoption Hayat was 10 years old at adoption and Esmael was younger.
Year children were adopted 2008
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. My mother’s name is Merima. My father’s name is Shikure. I have 7 brothers and sisters. My youngest brother, Esmael is also adopted with me in 2008. My family can be found in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 10 Years
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2006
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 Debre Zebit
Name and relationship of relinquishing adult My mother, Merima. She took care of me.
Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Christian World Adoption (USA)
Adoptive Country USA
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption A Hope for Children (AHOPE)
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 Debre Zeyt / Bishoftu