Adoptee Search: Girl Born 2007 From Awassa Adopted 2008 to the USA through Christian World Adoption

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of female born in 2007 in/near Awassa. She was found abandoned at the Post Office in Awassa when she was about one year old and adopted to the USA in 2008 through Christian World Adoption.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
1

Gender of Child Female

Ethnicity of Child Sidama

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Born in Awassa

Year of child’s birth 2007

Name of child at the time of adoption Mahlet Alemehu

Ethiopian birth name of child Mahlet Alemehu

Age of child at adoption 2 years

Year child was adopted 2008

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. We have no information other than it was said she was found at the post office and taken to police station.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 1 year

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2007

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, Sidama – Southern Nations

City/town child(ren) found Awasa

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment It was told to us that she was found abandoned at the Post Office.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Christian World Adoption (USA)

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption UNKNOWN orphanage

Region of orphanage or care center Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Southern Nations

Zone of orphanage or care center Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Sidama – Southern Nations

City/Town of orphanage or care center Awasa

Orphanage/care center #2

Age of Child in Photo
1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption UNKNOWN orphanage

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Christian World Adoption Addis Ababa director named Robel

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 She was moved from Awassa to the care center in Addis Ababa owned by Christian World Adoption just before she came to the US

Additional information that could be useful to the case She was diagnosed with malaria while in Awasa and was hospitalized

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