Female born in 2007 in Sodo, SNNPR and adopted to the USA in 2008 through Gladney Center for Adoption and Initiative Ethiopia Child and Family Support. Ethiopian mother’s name is Amarech K.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for child’s Ethiopian family
Gender of Child female
Ethnicity of Child Wolayta
Year of child’s birth 2007
Ethiopian birth Name of Child Mimi
Name of child at the time of adoption Mimi Tadesse
Ethiopian family members’ names Amarech K., Tadesse T.
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2007
Age of child at adoption 0-12 months
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 siblings Possibly an older brother named Abush
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Gladney Center for Adoption (USA)
Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Belay
Other adoption agency workers Travis, Arega, Tirhas, Fasika, Scott, Ryan
Country to which the child was adopted USA
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Initiative Ethiopia Child and Family Support
Orphanage or care center representative Arega Melaku
Region of orphanage or care center Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region
Zone of orphanage or care center Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region – SNNPR
City/Town of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN city or town
Additional information about this orphanage or care center Orphange listed as being in Yirgalem. There were three workers who assisted the child prior to adoption: Social workers Tringo and Gezahge, and caregiver Aster Legese.
Additional Information: Ato Merdociouse Mena who works at the Kebele was involved with the case.
Orphanage/care center #2
Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN orphanage
Information for Abandoned Children
Name of person who found the child was told it was a police officer
Region where child was found Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Southern Nations
Zone where child was found Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Wolayita
City/town where child was found Sodo / Soddo (Wolaita Sodo)
Police Officer involved with the case Ashebir Menta Utalo
Additional information that could be useful in making a match The child’s birth mother was caught by police attempting to abandon the child in Mercato Sub City. She was living near Mariam Church / St. Mary’s Church at the time.