Adoptee Search: Girl Siblings Born 2003 and 2005 in SNNPR Adopted 2007 to USA through Children’s Home Society and Family Services

Adoptive Parent searching for the Ethiopian family of sibling girls, birth names Bereket Terefe Lelago and Kebenesh / Kibnesh Terefe Lelago, born 2003 and 2005 in Kembata Tembaro, SNNPR. The girls was adopted in April 2007 at the age of 4 years ( Bereket) and 20 months (Kebenesh) to the USA through Children’s Home Society and Family Services and their Care Center in Hosana. Their Ethiopian mother’s name was Adanech W. K. who’s last known location was Mudulla, SNNPR. Their Ethiopian father, Terefe L, died in Gambella region.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
Four Years and 20 Months

Gender of Child Siblings: Girl, Girl

Ethnicity of Child Tembaro or Kambaata

Year of child’s birth  2003, 2005

Ethiopian birth name of child – include nicknames Bereket Terefe Lelago and Kebenesh / Kibnesh Terefe Lelago

Age of child at adoption 4 years, 20 months

Year child was adopted 2007

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Ethiopian Mother Adanech W. K. who lived in Mudulla, SNNPR. Father – Terefe L, died in Gambella region. Two sisters, Mulu T. L. and  Meseret T. L. and two half-siblings from mother’s first marriage, Dubame D. and Tesfaye D.

Additional information Kebenesh has a hypopigmented scar on her left shoulder.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 4 years, 1 year

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2007

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Southern Nations

Zone of relinquishment Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Kembata Tembaro – Southern Nations

City/town of relinquishment Hosana

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Adenech, Ethiopian mother

Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed  Children’s Home Society and Family Services (USA)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Asnake Amanuel – Country Director for CHSFS Ethiopia

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Children’s Home Society Foster Care Hosanna

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Sister Bizunesh

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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