Stories: Post Adoption

Ethiopian Connects With Birth Family


Eden* 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 programs. That life-changing trip continues to influence Eden’s sense of identity to this day.

Anemo and Yoyo: A Visit with Their Ethiopian Birth Families

Anemo and Yoyo.

For families who adopted from Ethiopia, the Zimdina program helps adoptive children connect with their culture and birth families.

Sisters Discover Their Ethiopian Roots | Wide Horizons For Children

Aster and Charlotte.

Two adopted sisters travel back to Ethiopia to connect with their birth family. Along the way, they learn about where they came from.

South Korean Adopted Child Connects with Birth Mother | Wide Horizons For Children


When Kawan became a mother herself, she wanted to connect with her birth family. She traveled to South Korea to find her birth mother—and left with a second family.