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
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
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
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).