Boy born 1996 adopted to the USA at age 11 through Gladney and Kebebe Tsehay

Deaf male born in 1996, adopted to the USA via Kebebe Tsehay using Gladney Center for Adoption (USA). He entered Kebebe Tsehay in 2003 and was adopted at about age 11 in 2008. His Ethiopian name is Ermias Dawit and his Ethiopian family members’ names are Birtukan S, Dawitt / Dawit. The child says he has 10 brothers and sisters in Ethiopia.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

age in photo - 11 years
age in photo – 11 years

Gender of Child male

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Year of child’s birth  1996

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Ermias Dawit

Name of child at the time of adoption Ermias Dawit

Ethiopian family members’ first names, if known Birtukan S, Burtukan S, Dawitt / Dawit

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 8

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2003

Age of child at adoption 11

Year child was adopted 2008

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child Deaf, and child says he has 10 brothers and sisters (adoptive family was originally told he did not have brothers or sisters)

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Gladney Center for Adoption (USA)

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Solomon

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Kebebe Tsehay / Kekebe Tsehai

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

Information for Relinquished Children

Region where child was relinquished Addis Ababa Region

Zone where child was relinquished UNKNOWN 

City/town where child was relinquished UNKNOWN 

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