Adoptee Search: Girl Born and Adopted in 2009 to USA through Better Future Adoptions

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of girl, Ethiopian name Fasika, born 2009. Fasika was relinquished in Addis Ababa by a man named Wolde G. who claims to be her uncle however Wolde G. refuses to take a DNA test to prove relationship. Wolde G. has also refused to connect the adoptee with her Ethiopian mother claiming she is deceased or working in the Middle East or he is unable to reach her. Fasika was adopted in 2009 to the USA through Better Future Adoptions via their care home Hanna’s Care Center.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
4-6 months

Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child Gurage

Additional information about child’s ethnicity I was told she is Gurage by agency staff.

Year of child’s birth 2009

Name of child at the time of adoption Fasika

Ethiopian birth name of child Fasika

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2009

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Fasika was placed by Wolde G. who is listed as her uncle according to adoption paperwork. Wolde G. has refused a DND test. Adoptive parent was told at one point that Fasika’s Ethiopian mother had going to the Middle East for employment but Wolde G. refused to connect them to her.

Additional information Fasika has several small birthmarks on her arm.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Addis Ababa Region

Zone of relinquishment  Addis Ababa zone

City/town of relinquishment Addis Ababa

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Wolde G., uncle

Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? No

If you answered “No” to the previous question, please explain The adoptive parent is unsure if any birth history information is actually real as she has attempted many times to get the Ethiopian mother’s information both through the agency and the supposed uncle.  At first they said she was deceased, but then that they were unable to find her.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Better Future Adoptions (USA)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Agitu, Bettie, Fitsum, Almaz

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Hanna’s Care Center

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Yengida Hitsanet Merga Derejit

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 city or town

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Run by Better Future

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