Sembete: Connecting with Her Ethiopian Birth Family
Sembete was adopted from Ethiopia when she was 3. Nine years later, she traveled with her adoptive family back to Ethiopia to connect with her birth family through Zimdina, one of Wide Horizon For Children’s post-adoption program. That life-changing trip continues to influence Sembete’s sense of identity to this day.
Fidelia: Safety and a New Family
As a very young child, Fidelia was beaten by her parents and forced to beg on the streets for money. When she was 5, she was rescued and welcomed into Hogar Luz de Maria, a privately run, family-like home for orphans. There, Fidelia was given support and care. After three years, her dream of being adopted into a loving family came true.
Anemo and Yoyo: A Visit with Their Ethiopian Birth Families
Two adopted boys from Ethiopia, now living in California, recently traveled back with their adoptive families to meet with their birth families. Thanks to Zimdina, a Wide Horizons For Children’s post-adoption program, the families shared a life-changing experience they’ll never forget.