Adoptee Search: Girl Girl Siblings Born 2002 SNNPR Adopted 2006 to the USA through Wide Horizons via Bete Saida

Adoptee, Woyitu Dawit, is searching for her Ethiopian family from Hawassa. She was born 2002 in the SNNPR. She was adopted in 2006 to the USA with her sister Eyerusalem Dawit who was one year old at the time. The sisters were the youngest of 6 children and were placed for adoption by their uncle, Betena, after the death of their father and mother, Dawit and Aresu.

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Child’s Information

Older Child
Older Child

Gender of Child Girl / Girl Siblings

Year of child’s birth Born in 2002 and 2004 or 2005

Name of child at the time of adoption – include nicknames Woyitu Dawit and Eyerusalem Dawit

Age of child at adoption – best guess as to real age 3 years (Woyitu) and 1 year (Eyerusalem)

Year child was adopted 2006 Year of Adoption

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Father (Dawit) and mother (Aresu) both passed away in 2005 leaving 6 children in total, two older sisters and 2 older brothers. Betena, Uncle, is the person who gave them for adoption.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Younger Child
Younger Child

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 2 years and infant

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2005

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region

Zone of relinquishment Sidama 

City/town of relinquishment Awasa  Awassa / Hawassa

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Betena, Uncle

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Wide Horizons for Children (USA)

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Bete Saida

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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