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  • “We were truly impressed with Sisay's honesty, hard work and communication through the process. Within 2 weeks of contacting him we were looking at photos of our girl's father and older siblings. He went to 2 different cities with the same name and walked 10 miles through farm land to find them. He helped us understand their lives and it brought us all closer together. The family was able to see that the girls are thriving and our girls were able to tell their family that they missed and loved them. Please ask Sisay for our contact info if you would like to discuss.”

    Anonymous
    USA
  • “We are a Spanish family that 4 years ago adopted our son N. He was 6 months old and he was staying in an orphan's home in Addis Abeba since he was 20 days old. We got his life story in his documents but we always had the idea to confirm this information to give him the truth when he will grow up and start to be interested about his origins. That is how this summer we found Sisay in internet and we contacted him to know how he does his work. We found everything was clear and we read some comments of other families so we knew we could trust him. He informed us how we was going to do the searching and after 3 days he could give us some very good news. He found our son's family and he could tell them that N. was growing very well in Spain, they were happy to know about him. Also, he sent us a full report of his story and some of the information we had in the adoption documents was not true. We are happy that now we have the real information that we will give to our son. We thank very much Sisay for his help and we recommend his work to any family interested in finding the origins of their children.”

    Anonymous
    Spain
  • “Almost a year ago that we have our son with us. He had 8 months when we met in Addis Ababa. Since that time, has not passed a single day without asking us where would be his biological family. A week ago..., we finally saw pictures of his family and the site where he was born. With 8 Months he hasn’t memories, all we know when we are so small is what tells us our family. Now my son will know where he was born, who brought him to the world, who are siblings, and how is the site where they live. He will know how to live and why they are with us. He will know all this before he knew he was adopted and know the faces of his family before they know who they are. They will not be strangers, be a part of their extended family. It's the closest thing I can find to memories, memories that did not exist a week ago but now, thanks to our friend Sisay, we finally have. We met in Addis Ababa Sisay, we were several days with him and invited us to have coffee at home. we were with his family and returned to Spain still in touch. We are so glad we met and we are very grateful for what he has achieved. We hope someday to return to Ethiopia and one of our first visits will certainly Sisay ‘s house. If someone wants information you leave our e-mail: samara_jmc@yahoo.es ”

    Sandra
    Spain
  • “After passing an endless series of paperwork, talks and long time waiting when came the time to travel to Ethiopia to pick up our children, after spending a month in that wonderful country, arrived at our house in Spain. Shortly after, the children began to tell things about her family in Ethiopia, so after much searching on the internet, find the Ethiopianorigins web. At the beginning we were not sure if someone could help us to find the origins of our children, but even so, we decided to send a letter by e-mail to the address that we find on the web. In this way we met Sisay, a good person, serious and responsible and very hard-working. After We establish a second contact and send documentation that we had, Sisay travelled to Lalibela to look for the origins of our children. Finally the was able to find them and send us a feature wonderful of them so as a letter that they sent us. It was an unforgettable experience for us and the kids. Once recounted my experience, I would say that at the beginning felt distrust, because all those who wrote their comments, not leaving any medium to be able to contact them. if you want to know more or you have any questions, here is my email address, where kindly I answer all your questions. Thank you for all Sisay God bless you chemopa@telefonica.net ”

    Anonymous
    Spain
  • Sisay is a caring, hardworking, and ethical man who provides valuable services for international adoptive families worldwide and their adopted Ethiopian children to connect with birth family and their culture through his searches. He also helps adoptive families provide support to birth families so they can be self-sufficient by delivering livestock, feed, coordinating set-up of water sources, delivering care packages, and updates from the adoptive families. His services are a real gift to both the birth and adoptive families and especially the adopted children so they can keep their Ethiopian culture and connection alive. Sisay did an excellent job locating our son's family and coordinating a trip for us to see the historical sites of Ethiopia as well as a visit with our son's family. It was a memorable and unforgettable trip. He is able to connect with our son's family and give us updates as well. He has become a wonderful friend who I highly recommend for birth family searches and historical tours. ”

    Kelly
    USA
  • “I write to mention something interesting. When we received the report about Girum we still had some concerns, as to whether this child was in fact an orphan.Through a happy fluke, we met a charming boy in Adiss Ababa who gave us enough information and confidence to ask him to undertake this difficult mission. It was to go to Girum‘s home village, Bocasso area, 300 kms away from Addis, to verify the accuracy or otherwise of the information that we had received. I don’t understand how you can build a healthy relationship with a newcomer to your family, on the basis of a potentially terrible lie. How can you tell your five year old son, that his parents are dead, if it were not true. We were terrified of the outcome. Our doubts were not misguided. The alleged brother who put him up for adoption, was, in fact, his father. His whole familia is alive, he has six siblings, we have seen the photos, Girum has them at the head of his bed, we wrote to his family through this friend who translates English into Sidamo and vice versa. This is much healthier situation than before. Our experience with this friend is one of the best things that happened. Finding out the truth of the situation has cleared up many of our doubts. I wish to say that our friend, can offer the same service to whoever needs it. Jose Luis and Maria. Ourense, Spain ”

    Jose Luis and Maria. Ourense
    Spain
  • “ The adoption process is full of fears, doubts and unanswered questions. The Ethiopian Family Search team, gave us exhaustive, fast and clear answers that the agency did't provide us throughout this long process. It is a full honest person who puts him on the skin of the adopted child and in both birth and adoptive families. And while their website seems an institutionalized structure, he is fortunately, outside the "professionalized adoption nets." ”

    Anonymous
    USA
  • "Hello, We're a French family who adopted two cute daughters in Ethiopia. However they are very young, we know our daughters may decide to make some research when they will be adult. The information we had were very few for one of her, and we decided to make some researches to be sure to get some more information about her roots and life in her first years, as long as some people are still alive and can give some explanation. Thanks to Sisay, who is a very reliable men, we have 2 detailled reports for our two daughters. Sisay make a link with the ethiopian bioligical family of one of our daughter and helps us to discover very important information about our second daughter. Thanks to Sisay, if one day, our daughters decide to research her roots, they will find some very important answers. Thank you so much dear Sisay."

    Céline
    France
  • Hace unos dias hemos vuelto del viaje de nuestras vidas. En él nuestros hijos han podido reencontrarse con sus familia bilógica. Ellos tenían sólo 3 y 5 años cuando vinieron a España pero la incertidumbre de saber si su familia estaría bien les causaba algún miedo. Después de un primer contacto con ellos por medio de Sisay que hizo su búsqueda y de que mi marido fuera personalmente a conocerles en abril y ver sus necesidades, hemos ido con toda la familia y el encuentro ha sido muy satisfactorio.A los niños se les han quitado sus miedos, los padres biológicos felices de saber que sus hijos están también muy felices y nosotros que decir ... la mejor experiencia de nuestra vida.

    Gracias Sisay por hacerlo todo mucho más fácil."

    Maria
    Spain
  • Siempre quise saber de los orígenes de mi hijo. Localice la dirección de Sisay y le envíe un e-mail solicitando información, su respuesta fue rápida, clara y concisa. Tras pensarlo y dudar mucho, 8 meses después del primer contacto, encargue la búsqueda, la verdad, con poca confianza de obtener resultados. Le facilite los pocos datos que tenia de la familia de mi hijo y algunas fotografías recientes y pasados unos días, mucho antes de lo que podía esperar, recibí un montón de fotos y una carta explicando todo lo que necesitaba saber. Ahora estamos encantados de haber contactado con Sisay, las fotografías y la información que hemos recibido, saber que ahora la familia biológica sabe de el, ha sido para nosotros muy importante. En cuanto al trabajo de Sisay, muy satisfechos, ha sido muy profesional y la información recibida ha sido clara, transparente y muy fiable. Se desplazo personalmente hasta el lugar de origen de mi hijo, entrego toda la documentación que le enviamos y se preocupo de que nosotros tuviésemos constancia de ello, la verdad que ha superado nuestras expectativas y tras la experiencia lo recomiendo sin ninguna duda. Para cualquier cosa: lupea@hotmail.es "

    Nuria
    Spain
  • Mi nombre es Nuria, soy una madre adoptiva que considera muy importante tener información para dar a mis hijos sobre su familia biológica, por ello y tras mucho tiempo de pensármelo decidí contactar con Sisay. Yo no lo conozco personalmente, pero tenía buenas referencias de él obtenidas de otras familias que habían solicitado sus servicios. Asi que un día le mandé un correo preguntándole si podría buscar, yo tenía un nombre y una dirección y se lo facilité junto con una foto de mi hijo. A fin de poder comprobar la historia no le facilité el nombre de mi hijo. Unos días después recibí información valiosísima sobre la madre biológica de mi hijo, junto con una foto de ella y de mi hijo cuando vivía con ella, además una historia que yo no le había contado a Sisay y que coincidía con lo que tengo en los informes de mi hijo. Para mi ha sido importantísimo poder contar con su ayuda y tener ahora datos e información para el futuro, en el que mi hijo pueda elegir querer reencontrarse a su madre biológica o no. Mi opinión acerca de Sisay es que es una persona fiable y que se preocupa porque la información obtenida sea veraz "

    Alicia
    Spain
  • "La decisión de buscar los orígenes es complicada, pues la realidad que se nos presente tras el "encuentro" puede ser dura. De todos modos, estamos viendo que muchas familias se comprometen a intentar mejorar las condiciones de la familia biológica, y Etiopía Buscando Orígenes, está dando la respuesta adecuada, no podíamos quedarnos solo con encontrar a unos familiares y ya está. Uno de estos casos lo expone una de las familias adoptantes: Cuando mis hijos me pidieron que buscara a su familia biología, recurrí a Sisay y quedamos muy contentos con su trabajo. Lo triste para nosotros fue ver en las circunstancias de pobreza tan terrible en la que vivían sus hermanos. No sabíamos qué hacer, ya que estamos muy lejos para ayudarles y se nos ocurrió, preguntar a Sisay lo que podíamos hacer. El se ofreció a ayudarnos, se encargo de buscar una vivienda medianamente digna para los niños, los apunto a la escuela, se encarga todos los meses de facilitarles su manutención y de hacer un seguimiento en la escuela, que por cierto van muy bien. Todos los meses mandamos un dinero con el que Sisay, paga la casa, la escuela y la comida de los niños. Así nosotros estamos tranquilos, sabiendo que ahora tienen una vida digna. Si alguien está en nuestra situación, le animo a contactar con Sisay, nosotros estamos muy contentos con sus servicios, ya que ha ayudado a mis hijos a encontrar a sus hermanos y poder darles una vida mejor. Os dejo mi correo por si alguien quiere más información al respecto. conquistareal@hotmail.com"

    Anonymous
    Spain
  • "El proceso de adopción es complejo y ha supuesto para nosotros un cambio radical en la vida, aportándonos experiencias y sentimientos difíciles de definir, pero en su conjunto, maravillosas. Uno de estos sentimientos es, sin embargo, inquietante, ya que demandamos una necesidad de conocer datos reales sobre la vida de nuestros hijos antes de la adopción. Este conocimiento de su modo de vida, que usted nos ha proporcionado con imágenes reales sobre su pueblo, su casa, su forma de vida y sobre el estado actual de su familia biológica, nos ayudan mucho a entender a nuestros hijos, sus miedos o algunas de sus reacciones. Por otra parte nos podrán permitir, cuando los niños sean mayores, ofrecerles una posibilidad para encontrar a sus hermanos o parientes, si es que ellos lo demandan algún día. Estamos muy satisfechos por la rapidez con que ha realizado su trabajo, así como por la fidelidad y extensión del mismo. "

    Anonymous
    Spain
  • "Somos un matrimonio de Madrid y nuestros hijos son etíopes. Llevan con nosotros poco mas de dos años y parece que es toda una vida. No sabríamos vivir ya sin ellos. Son nuestra sonrisa de cada día. Nos han hablado en este tiempo de Etiopia y de su familia...pero había algunos datos confusos...que no cuadraban. Nosotros apuntamos todo en una agenda que sera su memoria cuando crezcan y necesiten respuestas. Pero creíamos que esas respuestas no serian suficientes para ellos y decidimos que era necesario buscar datos mas concretos y menos confusos. Después de mucho mirar encontramos la pagina de Sisay. Que hubiera testimonios como el mio nos dio muchas garantías y nos pusimos en contacto con el. Enseguida recibimos contestación y en unos días Sisay viajaba hacia la zona donde creíamos vivía la familia de nuestros pequeños. Todo fue perfecto. Poco después Sisay nos envió el informe y fotografías de todos ellos. El Dvd lo estamos esperando ansiosos ... Por fin cuadró todo. Nuestros hijos el día de mañana -si lo necesitan- podrán componer el puzzle de su pasado en Etiopia... Y su familia etiope sabe que están bien que son felices y que están rodeados de gente que les quiere. Así quisimos que se lo comunicara Sisay a quien agradecemos de corazón su fantástico y honesto trabajo "

    Anne and Vincent Mirner
    Cork, Ireland
  • "TO WHO IT MAY CONCERN
    We asked Mr. Sisay Tilahun to help us to search for the birth parents of our son Joseph. At all times Sisay was very professional, honorable and honest in his dealings. He has the highest integrity and uses discretion and sensitivity in his enquiries. He started his search with information we had in Addis Ababa and when that was not successful he travelled appropriately 100 miles to the home town of Joseph's birth parents where he successfully located them. We are so happy to have found them and would highly recommend Sisay to anyone who wants to search for birth families. "

    Anne and Vincent Mirner
    Cork, Ireland
  • "We are a Spanish family in love with Africa. Eleven 11 years ago we adopt our first daughter in Ethiopia and a few years later we went to pick up our second son, this time a precious child. In this second trip we knew Sisay that told us that he works searching the family of origin of the children. With the major one we had bad luck because we did not have absolutely any information, but with the small one it has been different. Though they live in a very isolated zone, Sisay managed to find to the family and now we have photos and many more information he brings over of them and if some day our son wants to know more of his origins we will be able to say it to him. Sisay has answered with many efficiency to all our questions and has been always available. His work has been very good. For it, we thank you"

    Eduardo
    Spain
  • "Sisay went above and beyond for our family. I am so thankful to him for the hard work he put in to find our son's birth mother and the way he never gave up. It was not an easy situation as she had moved several times but he was able to find her and make contact. I would absolutely recommend him as a professional and hard-working searcher."

    Emily and Mike
    USA
  • "Our family lives in the United States and our daughter - adopted from Ethiopia as a baby - is now seven. We lost touch with her birth mother after meeting her in Ethiopia at the time of her adoption, and we had no address to help locate her. We had tried other routes to find her with no success, and then a friend and fellow adoptive mom referred us to Sisay. Sisay used photos and our memories to help locate her, and we are now in regular communication with her through Sisay. Sisay did a wonderful job of finding her, providing us with pictures and information, and helping us set up a way to communicate with her regularly. He has done a great job communicating with us, and he is honest and trustworthy. We definitely recommend him to others searching for birth family in Ethiopia."

    Rachel D.
  • "After finding out that our adoption agency was accused of misconduct and falsifying records, we researched on the Internet for a family searcher who could find the truth about our daughter’s family history. We hired Sisay in the spring of 2014 to travel to our daughter’s birthplace and find any relatives that were living in the area. Sisay sent us over 50 photos of her family which our daughter now keeps in a photo album in her room. He also found her brother which gave us a wonderful peace of mind knowing that the information from the adoption agency was in fact true. There was no mistaking the resemblance between her and her brother and our daughter now has a framed photo of him beside her bed. Through an interview wi th her relatives, Sisay also confirmed more information we had want ed to investigate and we appreciated that he was willing to ask all questions to the family that we needed to have peace of mind. We were so happy with our decision to hire Sisay, that we have hired him again this summer to return again to visit our daughter ’ s brother and to take video this time!"

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