Adoptee Search: Girl Born Around January 2012 Found in Harari Region Adopted to the USA

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of girl born January 2012. She was found at approximately 3 days old on January 25, 2012 at 11:30 am in the Harari People region, Janela Disctrict, Kebele 15 around the place known as Chigign Tabiya. She was found wrapped in red underwear and a bed net by Aberash K. and Mesfin K. The police took her to Abenezer orphanage. She was adopted to the USA in 2012 through America World Adoption.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo 5 months

Gender of Child Girl

Additional information about child’s ethnicity We think she is Oromo, but do not know for sure

Year of child’s birth  2012

Name of child at the time of adoption Hanna (given by the orphange)

Ethiopian birth name of child Hanna (given by the orphange)

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2012

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 child(ren) found Harari Region

Zone child(ren) found Harari – Harari Region

City/town child(ren) found Harar (or Harer)

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Approximately 3 days old. Found on January 25, 2012 at 11:30 am. In the Harari People region, Janela Disctrict, Kebele 15 around the place known as Chigign Tabiya. She was found wrapped in red underwear and a bed net by Aberash K. and Mesfin K. The police took her to Abenezer orphanage.

Police officer involved with the case Chief Sergeant Abebech S., Deputy Sergeant Sara W.

Adoption Agency Information

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

List adoption agency workers with titles if known America World Adoption employee Ephrem K. went to the place where the child was left abandoned and interviewed a witness and police officer on June 12, 2012.

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Age of Child in Photo newborn

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Abenezer

Region of orphanage or care center Harari Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Harari – Harari Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Harar (or Harer)

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption America World 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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