Adoptee Search: Girl from Adama born 2007 Adopted to Canada 2008 through Imagine / Kids Link via Unknown Orphanage

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family of girl Sintayehu from Adama / Addis Ababa. She was relinquished by her mother Tigist. Sintayehu was adopted to Canada in 2008 through Imagine / Kids Link via Unknown Orphanage.

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Child’s Information

Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child Wolayta

Year of child’s birth 2007

Ethiopian birth name of child  Sintayehu A

Age of child at adoption 2 years

Year child was adopted 2008 Year of Adoption

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Her mother’s name is Tigist A and she is from Wolayta Sodo.

Additional information Our daughter was born in Adama according to the birth certificate, but other information indicates she was born in Addis Ababa.  We were told the 1 year old baby was left at an orphanage 2 hours outside of Addis, and then was brought to the orphanage in Addis where we adopted her at 18 months old.  She initially suffered from malnutrition, and had a birthmark on her buttocks.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 1 year

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2008

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Addis Ababa Region

Zone of relinquishment Addis Ababa

City/town of relinquishment Addis Ababa

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Mother, Tigist A

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

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Imagine (Canada)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Solomon, Girmachew D.

Adoptive Country Canada

Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption Imagine Adoption also known as Kids Link

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption UNKNOWN orphanage

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

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Approximately 2 hour drive from Addis

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption UNKNOWN orphanage

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Soloman in Ethiopia; Susan Hayhow in Canada

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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