Boy Born in 2002 Adopted to the USA in 2012 Using WACAP World Association for Children and Parents

Male named Haftu Wahid born in 2002 entered an orphanage in Mekelle / Mekele – Tigray Region in 2009 at age 7. He was relinquished by his sister Harigot and adopted in 2012 using World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP). He was 11 years old when adopted.

Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for child’s Ethiopian family

Child’s Informationno-adoptee-photo (1)

Gender of Child male

Ethnicity of Child Tigraway

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Spoke Tigrinha fluently

Year of child’s birth 2002

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Haftu Wahid; Haftom Wahid

Name of child at the time of adoption Haftu Wahid

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 7

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009

Age of child at adoption  11

Year child was adopted 2012 

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 1

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about siblings Sister adopted with Haftu, papers said they were twins, but medical data does not support, both were born/from Reya, sister was living with half sister Harigot, Haftu was living with half brother Gebrechen in Reya at the time they entered Negeste Axum orphanage in Mekele, surrundered by half sister Harigot.

Additional information about the child Round scar on his face under right eye, No health concerns

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP) (USA)

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Teklu

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN

Orphanage or care center representative Negeste Axum

Region of orphanage or care center Tigray Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Mekele – Tigray Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Mek’ele

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Run by a man.

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN 

Information for Relinquished Children

Name of person who relinquished child Harigot

Relationship of person who relinquished child Half sister

Region where child was relinquished Tigray Region

Zone where child was relinquished Mekele – Tigray Region

City/town where child was relinquished Mek’ele

Additional relinquishment information Children are from Reya

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