Adoptee Sibling Search: Girl Boy Siblings Born in SNNPR 2003-2005 Adopted to USA around 2007-10 Probably Wide Horizons for Children

Adult Adoptee Adanech is searching for her two younger siblings who were also adopted to the USA but into a different family. Adanech is unsure of their given names but the family name was probably Lemma but might have also been Derese. The children are a boy and girl born between 2003-2005 and would now be 15-17 years old. Adanech does not remember who was older. They were born in Alet Wando, Sidama Zone, SNNPR and relinquished to Wide Horizon by Derese who may have been listed as either an uncle or father. They were adopted between 2007- 2010 to the USA and might have been placed in separate families. Other Ethiopian family names that might appear in their paperwork include  Uncle/Father- Lemma, Grandfather- Ababa, Grandmother-Awuto.

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Child’s Information

Older sister Adanech at Age 7

Gender of Child Girl / Boy Siblings

Year of child’s birth 2003- 2005

Name of child at the time of adoption Unknown

Ethiopian birth name of child Unsure of first names, second name probably Lemma but might have also been Derese

Age of child at adoption 2-7 years

Year child was adopted 2007-2010

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family. Adanech was adopted with her half-brother Matios (they share a father) who is one year younger to the USA in 2008. Adanech’s father’s name is Derese and she remembers he harvested coffee beans. She had an uncle named Lemma. Grandfather- Ababa, Grandmother-Awuto. The family was from Alet Wando, Sidama Zone, SNNPR.

Are you searching for another child from the same Ethiopian family? Yes

Give data about other children from the same Ethiopian family Two younger siblings, a boy and a girl, who would now be 15-17 born sometime between 2003-2005. They were also born in Alet Wando, Sidama Zone, SNNPR and relinquished to Wide Horizon and adopted to the USA possibly into two different families. Their paperwork might list their father’s name is Lemma and their uncle as Derese (who is actually their father) since this is what happened with the older children. Grandfather/ grandmother’s name’s are Ababa and Awuto.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Older siblings Adanech and Matios

Age when child entered care center or orphanage Unknown

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2006

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment SNNPR Region

Zone of relinquishment Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Sidama – Southern Nations

City/town of relinquishment UNKNOWN city or town

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Derese-father but might have been listed as uncle

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

Adoption Agency Information

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

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption UNKNOWN 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

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