Adoptee Search: Girl Born 1998 Adopted 2008 with Younger Brother from Debre Zeit to USA through Christian World Adoption and A Hope for Children

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

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo

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


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