Female adoptee, Bruktawit, who was born in 1999, is searching for her Ethiopian family. She has a twin brother, Bruk, who was adopted with her. Bruktawit remembers her mother, Beza, leaving Addis Ababa to work in an unknown location. Their father is deceased. The twins where placed for adoption by their aunt. They were adopted in 2004 to the USA through Americans for African Adoptions.
Submitted by Adoptee
Gender of Child Girl / Boy Twins
Year of child’s birth – give your best guess if you are unsure Born in 1999
Name of child at the time of adoption Bruktawit / Bruk / Biruktawit / Biruk
Age of child at adoption – best guess as to real age 5 years
Year child was adopted 2004 Year of Adoption
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Mother’s name is Beza. She lived in Addis Ababa in 2002 or 2003 but, it is believed, she left to go to an unknown location after that time. Before that she lived someplace a couple hours north of Addis Ababa. Biological father is deceased.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 3 years
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2003
To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished
Zone of relinquishment Addis Ababa zone
City/town of relinquishment Addis Ababa
Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Relinquishing adult was the children’s biological Aunt on their father’s side.
Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Americans for African Adoptions (USA)
Adoptive Country USA
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Americans for African Adoptions Foster Home
Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region
City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa