Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of girl, birth name Banchigize Tamaru, born 2007. She was relinquished by her mother Asnaku T. at the age of one month to Hope for Abandoned Children. She was adopted to the USA in 2008 through International Adoption Net.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family
Gender of Child Girl
Year of child’s birth 2007
Name of child at the time of adoption Banchigize Tamaru
Ethiopian birth name of child Banchigize Tamaru
Age of child at adoption 0-12 months
Year child was adopted 2008
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Birth mother Asnaku T.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2007
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 Birth mother Asnaku T.
Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed International Adoption Net (USA)
List adoption agency workers with titles if known Abebe took the birth to court 3 times. Once she forgot or did not have identification
Adoptive Country USA
Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption She was taken to Hope for the abandoned and orphanage care association at one month of age. She stayed at the orphanage until we picked her up at 7.5 months of age.
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Hope for Abandoned Children
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Gade was the director of the orphanage. A photo of Gade is on file.
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 about this orphanage or care center It was very small and run by a woman named Gade. The orphanage has been closed for many years. It may have closed around 2010.
Additional information about the case Gade told us she met the birth mother, Asnaku T, and the baby ( Banchigize) was exactly one month old when she arrived at the orphanage.