Adoptee Search: Girl born 2011 Tigray Region Adopted 2012 to USA through Adoption Associates via Finot Lewogon

Adoptive Parent searching for the Ethiopian Family of girl named Edelawit A, born 2011 in Maychew, Tigray Region. She was relinquished by her mother, Tsehay A. and adopted to the USA through Adoption Associates via Finot Lewogon in 2012.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family.

Child’s Information

Gender of Child Girl

Edelawit at 2 months

Ethnicity of Child Wolayta

Year of child’s birth  2011

Name of child at the time of adoption Edelawit A. / Edilawit / Edilo

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2012

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Mother’s name is Tsehay A., last known address in Korem, Tigray. Her older brother is Chernet P. Her grandparents are Aleto K. and Wudenesh A., probably in Wolayta.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2011

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Tigray Region

Zone of relinquishment Dububawi Zone

City/town of relinquishment Maychew

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Tsehay A, Mother

Her mother, Tsehay

Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA

Adoption Associates (MI, USA)

List adoption agency workers Alemu Tedesse, AAI’s director in Ethiopia.

Molonesh, head nurse at Jane’s House in Addis Ababa.

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Finot Lewogon Orphanage

Region of orphanage or care center Tigray Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Debubawi Zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center Maychew

Additional information about this orphanage or care center We believe Edelawit was relinquished at Finot Lewogon in Maychew,  and then transferred to Jane’s House in Addis Ababa.

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Jane’s House

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

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