Adoptee Search: Girl born 2005 in Adama Adopted 2006 to USA through Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA) via Layla House

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of girl born 2005 in Adama, Oromia. She was found wrapped in white cloth in the Adama walled market at approximately 2 weeks of age. She was adopted to the USA in 2006 through Adoption Advocates International via Layla House.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent

Child’s Information

Edelawit at 7-8 months

Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child Unknown

Additional information about child’s ethnicity: Possibly Oromo

Year of child’s birth 2005

Name of child at the time of adoption Edelawit

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2006

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. She was found at the walled market in Adama at approximately 2 weeks of age.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2005

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child found Oromia Region

Zone child found Adama – Oromia Region

City/town child found Adama

Details of child’s abandonment Child found in Adama walled market wrapped in white cloth.

Police officer involved with the case Information not included in this posting

Adoption Agency Information

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

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

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

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