Adoptee Search: Boy Adopted to Belgium as Baby in 1985 through Kidane Miheret and Sourires d’Enfants

Adoptee, male, searching for his family. His Ethiopian name is Berhanu but the name may have been given by the orphanage. The child was found outside Kidane Meherit as a baby in 1985 wrapped in sheets. There was no information about his birth. He was adopted to Belgium through Kidane Mehret Orphanage / Church and  Sourires d’Enfants 

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Child’s Information

Age in photo 4 months
Age in photo 4 months

Gender of Child male

Ethnicity of Child Unknown

Year of child’s birth 1985

Name of child at the time of adoption Berhanu / Birhanu, but this name may have been given by the orphanage.

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1985

Age of child at adoption – best guess as to real age 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 1985 

Additional information about the child Birthmark on right thigh (see photo)
i was abandoned at 1 month old in front of Kidane Mehret Church covered in sheets.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Sourires d’Enfants (Belgium)

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Mrs Pastor 

Country to which the child was adopted Belgium

Additional adoption agency information Sourires d’Enfants is an adoption agency that works with many country including belguim and for now they are not working with ethiopia

Orphanage/care center #1

Age in photo 5 months
Age in photo 5 months

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Kidane Mehret / Kidane Miheret

Orphanage or care center representative a nun

Other orphanage or care center workers the nuns working for the church Kidane Mehret

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Additional information about this orphanage or care center the orphanage is connected to the church

Information for Abandoned Children

Region where child was found Addis Ababa Region

City/town where child was found Addis Ababa

Additional relinquishment information a person from the church kKdane Mehret found me

Additional information that could be useful in making a match Birthmark on right thigh (see photo); i was abandoned at 1 month old in front of Kidane Mehret Church covered in sheets. I was not registered in a hospital. I did not have any paper that can prove my identity, and there was no birth certificate.

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