Adoptee Search: Girl Born 2006 Found in Kembatta Tembaro SNNPR Adopted to the USA through CHSFS

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of girl born in 2006 and found abandoned in Kembatta Tembaro zone SNNPR as an infant. She was found at 10 am in the morning close to the waterfalls Ajora and Sarobira and an Orthodox Church known as Saint Rhipsima. There was a letter with her believed to be written by her mother. She was found by Tagessech Terkel who lives in the area who later took her to Shinshicho. In Shinshicho, she was cared for by Amerech Geleso (a social worker) and her husband Asfaw Tesfaye who named her and took her to Hosanna. In 2006 she was adopted to the USA through Children’s Home Society and Family Services.

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Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
Under one month

Gender of Child Girl

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Was found in Kembatta Tembaro area but we don’t know what her specific ethnicity is.

Year of child’s birth 2006

Name of child at the time of adoption Sarobira Ajera

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2006

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family We don’t know anything except from a letter that was left with her

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2006

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Southern Nations

Zone child(ren) found Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Kembata Tembaro – Southern Nations

City/town child(ren) found UNKNOWN city or town

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment found abandoned around 10am in the morning in a tote bag made of tall grass (used commonly for carrying shopping items). The place where she was found was is close to the waterfalls Ajora and Sarobira and an Orthodox Church known as Saint Rhipsima (spelling unsure of) and it is used for cattle grazing. Children who were playing in the area heard her cry and notified Tagessech Terkel who lives in the area, who later took her to the local police station in Shinshicho.  She was found with a letter which is assumed to be from her mother. In Shinshicho, she was cared for by Amerech Geleso (a social worker) and her husband Asfaw Tesfaye who named her and took her to Hosanna.

Police officer involved with the case No police officer was involved.  

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Children’s Home Society and Family Services (USA)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Nurse Bizunesh, Doctor Frehewot, Asnake Amanuel was the country director and his wife Tsehay

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Age of Child in Photo
Five and a half months

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption CHSFS Care center

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

Additional information that could be useful to the case There was clerical error made in regard to her birthdate.

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