Adoptive Family searching for Ethiopian family and siblings of Yenenesh, born in 2006. She was given by her birth father to another family who took her from Gurage to Sebeta. She was adopted to the USA in 2014 through West Sands via Birhan / Berhan Family Welfare Foundation. Photos of the child are on file.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent
Gender of Child Girl
Ethnicity of Child Gurage
Year of child’s birth 2006
Name of child at the time of adoption Yenenesh
Ethiopian birth name of child Yenenesh
Age of child at adoption 8 years
Year child was adopted 2014
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known.
Mother’s name is Alem. Father’s name is Geremew. She has two older siblings who lived with a grandparent. She has one younger sister Semenew, also one infant sister at time of adoption (no name known). She had a younger brother who passed away as an infant/toddler prior to adoption.
Give data about other children from the same Ethiopian family Nothing specific other than above. Looking for any info on family/siblings.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 6 years
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2011
Region of origin Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region
Zone of origin Gurage
City/town of origin Unknown
Give information about how the child became available for adoption Birth father gave her to family who took her to Sebeta. She was found in Sebeta but originally from Gurage.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed West Sands (USA)
List adoption agency workers with titles if known Woudneh Mulugeta
Adoptive Country USA
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Birhan / Berhan Family Welfare Foundation
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Birhan Ibist
Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region
City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa
Additional information about this orphanage or care center
Child says she was originally in an orphanage in Sebeta but paperwork does not indicate this.
Orphanage/care center #2
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Unknown
Region of orphanage or care center Oromia
Zone of orphanage or care center Oromia Special Zone Surronding Finfinne
City/Town of orphanage or care center Sebeta