Adoptee Search: Girl Born 2003 possibly from Nazareth Adopted 2006 to the USA through AAI via Sele Enat

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of female born 2003 birth name Beamlak Bereket. She may have been from Nazareth and was relinquished by either her father or uncle named Bereket. She was adopted in 2006 to the USA through Adoption Advocates International via Sele Enat.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo

Gender of Child Female

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Ethiopian from Addis Abbaba

Year of child’s birth  2003

Name of child at the time of adoption Beamlak

Ethiopian birth name of child Beamlak Bereket

Age of child at adoption 3 years

Year child was adopted 2006

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known.   Before AAI adoption Agency closed down, a social worker from the agency said that my daughter’s family is from Nazareth. I believe the father or uncle’s name is Bereket.

Additional information My daughter had very bad, rotted teeth when she came from Ethiopia and her hair was cut short because she had an infection in her scalp.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 2 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 Addis Ababa

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult I think my daughter was relinquished by an uncle named Bereket.

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

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Gail-social worker, Merrily Rippley-Director of Adoption Advocates International agency

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Sele Enat

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Gail, social worker

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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