Adoptee Search: Girl Born 2004 Oromia Adopted 2005 to the USA through Adoption Advocates International via Layla House

Adoptive parent searching for the Ethiopian family of female, born in 2004, Ethiopian name Addiskidan Habtamu. Addiskidan was brought to the family transition office in Adama by her mother, Aberash, as a newborn. She was adopted in 2005 to the USA through Adoption Advocates International via Layla House.

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Child’s Information

Gender of Child Girl

Year of child’s birth Born in 2004

Ethiopian birth name of child Addiskidan Habtamu

Age of child at adoption – best guess as to real age 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2005 Year of Adoption

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Her Ethiopian mother’s name is Aberash. She was reported as being from Gudar, near Ambo, and her family was there. 

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2004

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Oromia Region

City/town child(ren) found Adama

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment When the child was about 12 days old, the mother brought her to the family translation/transition office in Adama and requested that they find care for her. The mother then disappeared, abandoning the child with them.

Adoption Agency Information

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

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Lemma Asfaw Wakjira, Lema Asefaw

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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