Adoptee Search: Girl Born 2003 in Harar Adopted 2008 to USA through Dove Adoption International and SOS Infants Ethiopia

Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family. Girl, birth name Timaj Usman, born 2003. She was relinquished by her mother Dehabo U. in Harar in 2008. Other family members include aunt named Yeftu U., an uncle named Abubaker U.,  and Maternal Grandparents Meko A. and Usman M. all residing in Harar. She was adopted to the USA in 2008 through Dove International and SOS Infants Ethiopia.

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Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo

Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child Oromo

Year of child’s birth 2003

Ethiopian birth name of child Timaj Usman

Age of child at adoption 4 years

Year child was adopted 2008

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Her mother, Dehabo U. There is a maternal aunt named Yeftu U. and an uncle named Abubaker U. Maternal Grandparents Meko A. and Usman M. all residing in Harar.

Additional information Birthmark in inner thigh, back dimples

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 4 years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2008

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Harari Region

Zone of relinquishment Harari – Harari Region

City/town of relinquishment Harar (or Harer)

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Dehabo U.- mother

Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Dove Adoption International

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Yeshi Besufekad and Mustafa Hassen

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption SOS Infants Ethiopia

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 Addis Ababa


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