Adoptee Search: Girl Born 2000 Oromia Region Adopted 2010 to the USA through WACAP via Faya Orphanage

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family of female, birth name Kiya Biryanu / Birhanu, born 2000 in Guder (west of Ambo), Oromia Region. Ethiopian family names include Ganet B. (mom) and  Birhanu/Biryanu K. (dad). She was adopted in 2010 to the USA through World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP) via Faya Orphanage. She has scars on her right forehead and lower back.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
about 9, March 2009, at Faya Orphanage

Gender of Child female

Ethnicity of Child Oromo

Additional information about child’s ethnicity May be a mix of Oromo and Amhara

Year of child’s birth 2000

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Kiya. Possibly also Argenay or Argemay (“we found you”).

Name of child at the time of adoption Kiya Biryanu / Birhanu

Ethiopian family members’ names, if known Ganet B. (mom or guardian), Birhanu/Biryanu K. (dad or guardian), Tsune/Chuni (older sister), Tuto (nickname for Ermias) (slightly older brother), Saido (older sister), Rouss (older sister), Samson (son of Rouss, younger than Kiya)

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 9

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009

Age of child at adoption 10

Year child was adopted 2010

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about siblings No siblings in this family were adopted (to my knowledge). Tsune/Chuni (older sister), Tuto (nickname for Ermias) (slightly older brother), Saido (young adult older sister), Rouss (adult older sister) (different father), Samson (son of Rouss, younger than Kiya)

Additional information about the child She has a scar on her right forehead from an injury that occurred when a goat ran into her. She has a scar on her lower back where another animal ran into her.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP) (USA)

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Teklu

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Faya Orphanage

Orphanage or care center representative Sintayehu Demissie, Meseret Demissie

Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Adama – Oromia Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Adama

Additional information about this orphanage or care center now closed (since about 2015?)

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN orphanage

Information for Relinquished Children

Age of Child in Photo
about 9, July 2009, at Faya Orphanage

Region where child was relinquished Oromia Region

Zone where child was relinquished West Shewa – Oromia Region

City/town where child was relinquished UNKNOWN city or town

Additional information that could be useful in making a match The town was Guder (west of Ambo).

 

 

 

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