Adoptee Search: Girl Born 2004 Found in Oromia Region and Adopted to USA in 2005 via Adoption Advocates International

Baby girl was born around August 2004. She was left as a newborn at a police station in Adama in Oromia Region. She was taken to Addis Ababa and adopted to the USA in 2005 through Adoption Advocates International.

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Child’s Information

Gender of Child Girl

Year of child’s birth 2004

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2005

Additional information Approximate birth date August 2004

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months


Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2004

Region child(ren) found Oromia Region

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Zone child(ren) found Adama – Oromia Region

City/town child(ren) found Adama

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Child was left at a police station as a newborn. She was taken to Adama Hospital and then to Adoption Advocates Layla House in Addis.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Adoption Advocates International

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Gayle, Merrily

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Layla House

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

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