Boy Born in 2008 Adopted in 2009 to the USA through Gladney Center and Bana

Male born in 2008 and adopted to the USA in 2009 using Gladney Center for Adoption. He was at Bana Center in Mekele for one month before going to the Gladney Foster home in Addis Ababa. His Ethiopian name is Amanuel and his birth mother’s name is said to be Helen.

Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for child’s Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of child in photo 6-7 months
Age of child in photo 6-7 months

Gender of Child Male 

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Year of child’s birth 2008

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Amanuel

Name of child at the time of adoption Amanuel

Ethiopian family members’ names Helen Z, Geremedhin G

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009

Age of child at adoption 1

Year child was adopted 2009


Additional information about siblings no other siblings at that time

Additional information about the child Birth mother was living in Mekele but the family is from Nazaret.

Adoption Agency Information

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

Additional adoption agency information was with Bana Center for a month

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Gladney Foster Care

Orphanage or care center representative Gladney Foster Care

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN 

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa


Information for Relinquished Children

Age of child in photo 6-7 months
Age of child in photo 6-7 months

Name of person who relinquished child Helen Z

Relationship of person who relinquished child birth mother

Region where child was relinquished Tigray Region

Zone where child was relinquished UNKNOWN 

City/town where child was relinquished Mek’ele

Additional relinquishment information was with Bana Center, then Gladney

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