Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family of girl Hanisa from Jimma born 2008. She was found in Jimma in 2011 and adopted to the USA in 2012 through Adoption Advocates International (WA) via Kidane Mihret. Hanisa’s right leg was bent at the knee and she walked with a limp.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent
Gender of Child Girl
Ethnicity of Child Oromo
Year of child’s birth 2008
Name of child at the time of adoption Hanisa Jimma
Ethiopian birth name of child possible name Terhas, Trhas, or Tirhas
Age of child at adoption 4 years
Year child was adopted 2012
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Nothing is known about Hanissa’s family. There is a possible genetic trait which would make family more recognizable. Without surgery she would have been very stooped and would have had great difficulty walking.
Additional information When we first met her at age 3, she had an obvious limp that appeared to be caused by a hip issue or a shortened leg. Her right leg didn’t straighten completely but stayed bent at the knee. Doctors believe she suffered from rickets and possibly another illness before coming to the orphanage.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 3 years
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2011
To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned
Region child(ren) found Oromia Region
Zone child(ren) found Jimma – Oromia Region
City/town child(ren) found Jimma
Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Found on 09/08/2011 at 10 am in a place called Missionary area. Jimma Town, Oromia region. Possibly found at Missionary Hospital.
Police officer involved with the case Possibly Major Sergeant Atsede G. The Jimma Town Police Department Justice Rendering Team.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Adoption Advocates International (WA)
Adoptive Country USA
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kidane Mehret
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Mr. Samueal B was the orphanage representative that was in contact with the Jimma Town Women’s and Children’s Affairs (Girma Z). Sister Ann seemed to be a primary caretaker of Hanissa at the 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