Adoptee Search: Girl from Gambela born 2008 Adopted 2011 to the USA through International Adoptions Net via Sele Enat

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family of girl Shibire from Godere / Gambela born 2008. She was relinquished by her father and adopted to the USA in 2011 through International Adoptions Net via Sele Enat.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent

Child’s Information

Age in photo, 2 years old

Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child OTHER

Year of child’s birth 2008

Ethiopian birth name of child Shibire S

Age of child at adoption 2 years

Year child was adopted 2011

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. From Godere near Gambela. Her father, Simim D, relinquished Shibire

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 1 year

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Gambela Region

Zone of relinquishment Administrative Zone 3 – Gambela Region

City/town of relinquishment Gambela

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Father – Simim D.

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

If you answered “No” to the previous question, please explain We did one previous search and found the birth mother who we were told was deceased. The birth mother told the searcher that she had left for some time and when she returned the father and her sister had relinquished Shibire and also her older sister, Semeret. Shibire and Semeret were relinquished separately and we were not told they were sisters. They were adopted by two different families.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed  International Adoption Net (USA)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Abebe at Sel Enat orphanage in Addis Ababa. Mitin Terihun

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Sele Enat

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Abebe Bayou; Mitin Tesfaye?

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption UNKNOWN orphanage

Region of orphanage or care center Gambela Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Unknown Zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center Unknown

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