Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of identical twin boys born in 2008. They arrived at the Finote Lewegen Orphanage/ Fenot Lewogen in July 2008 as infants and adopted to the USA the same year through International Adoption Guides. They have an uncle or possible first cousin named Mesfin H. born in 1964 who spent some time in the USA in the 1980’s but is believed to be in Ethiopia now.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family
Gender of Child Boy, Boy
Year of child’s birth 2008
Name of child at the time of adoption Samson and Samuel
Age of child at adoption 0-12 months
Year child was adopted 2008
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Samson and Samuel are identical twins adopted together to the USA in 2008. They arrived at the Finote Lewegen Orphanage in July 2008 as infants. Samuel was hospitalized in Sept of 2008 for unknown reasons. They have an uncle or first cousin named Mesfin H. born in 1964 in Ethiopia. Mesfin came to the USA in 1984 for a few years and is believed to be back in Ethiopia.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2008
Region of origin Addis Ababa region in Ethiopia
Zone of origin Addis Ababa zone
City/town of origin Addis Ababa
Give information about how the child became available for adoption We were told abandoned but then our documents were determined to be fraudulent. So we don’t know.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed International Adoption Guides (USA)
List adoption agency workers with titles if known Haile Ayalneh MeKonnen
Adoptive Country USA
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Fenot Lewogen
Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region
Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa zone
City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa