Adoptee Search: Girl from Gurage Born 2006 and adopted 2014 to the USA through West Sands via Birhan Family Welfare Foundation

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.

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Child’s Information

Age in photo: 6-8

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

Age in photo: 6-8

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



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