Adoptee Search: Girl Born 2002 Adopted 2014 to the USA through International Adoption Net

Adoptive parent searching for the Ethiopian family of Shewaye Werknah. Shewaye was born in 2002. After her mother died she lived with an aunt in Ambo, Oromia region. Later she was sent to live with a cousin in Addis Ababa. She ran away and ended up in an unknown orphanage. She was adopted in 2014 to the USA through International Adoption Net.

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Child’s Information

Gender of Child Girl

Year of child’s birth Born in 2002

Ethiopian birth name of child – Shewaye Werknah / Workneh

Age of child at adoption 14 years

Year child was adopted 2014 Year of Adoption

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. She lived with her cousin in Addis Abba but Shewaye had lived with her Aunt in Ambo. She ran away from cousin and went to the police Station.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 9 years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2014

To the best of your knowledge, child was Other

Region of origin Addis Ababa Region

City/town of origin Ambo

Give information about how the child became available for adoption Her mother passed away so she lived with her aunt in Ambo. Her cousin told her aunt that she would take her to Addis Abba so she could attend school. Shewaye and cousin didn’t get along, so she ran away to the police station and was paced into an orphanage.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed International Adoption Net (USA)

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption UNKNOWN orphanage

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

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