Adoptee Search: Boy Born 1983 Found at French Embassy in Addis Ababa as Newborn Adopted 1984 to Finland via Bete Saida Orphanage

Adopted Person/ Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family. Male born in 1983 was found abandoned at the front steps of French embassy in Addis Ababa at approximately 1-7 days old. He was adopted to Finland in 1984 through Bete Saida Orphanage and an unknown adoption agency. He has a black, almost round, birthmark/ spot on the backside of his neck.

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Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo 9month- 18month
Age of Child in Photo
9month- 18month

Gender of Child male

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Year of child’s birth 1983

Ethiopian birth Name of Child – include nicknames UNKNOWN

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1983

Age of child at adoption 20 months

Year child was adopted 1984

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child Birthmark: Black almost round spot on the backside of the neck

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed UNKNOWN Adoption Agency

Country to which the child was adopted Finland

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Bete Saida

Orphanage or care center representative I guess it was called Debre zeit

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN city or town

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 It could have been someone who worked for French Embassy

Region where child was found Addis Ababa region

Zone where child was found Addis Ababa zone

City/town where child was found Addis Ababa

Additional information  I was abandoned at the front steps of French embassy in Addis Ababa approximately at the age of 1-7 days old.

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