Adoptee Search: Girl born 2012 from Hawassa / Awassa Adopted 2014 to the USA through Adoption Advocates International via Kidane Mehret

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of female born in 2012. She was found on a roadside as a newborn baby in Hawassa, SNNPR. She was adopted in 2014 to the USA through Adoption Advocates International via Kidane Mehret. The family is also looking for a possible older sister or near relative who was also adopted to the USA and born between 2003-2005.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family and possible sibling also adopted

Child’s Information 

Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Additional information about child’s ethnicity We think that she is Amharic but am not sure

Year of child’s birth  2012

Name of child at the time of adoption Martha, Marti, Marta

Ethiopian birth name of child Martha

Age of child at adoption 2 years

Year child was adopted 2014

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. No information about Ethiopian family but we believe there may be an older sister adopted to the US.

Are you searching for another child from the same Ethiopian family? Yes

Give data about other children from the same Ethiopian family Possibly an older sister also adopted by an American family born 2003 – 2005

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2012

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region of origin Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region

Zone of origin Awassa Zone

City/town of origin Hawassa/ Awasa/ Awassa

Give information about how the child became available for adoption Our daughter was abandoned on a roadside as a newborn baby in Hawassa and placed in an orphanage. The man who found her was named Banja and she was taken to the police station at that time. There she was named Martha. For the first year of her life she lived in an orphanage in Hawassa and then was transferred to Addis Ababa where she was at the orphanage Kidane Mehret.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Adoption Advocates International

Adoptive Country USA

Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption Hawassa

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kidane Mehret

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

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Adoption Avenues Foster Home

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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