Adoptee Search: Boy Born in October 2013 in Oromia region Found as Newborn Adopted to the USA in 2015

Adoptive parent searching for Ethiopian family of male, possible name Kedir, born 2013 in East Hararghe Zone- Oromia Region. He was found by Fatuma A. in Kurfa Chele Woreda, Jiru Gemechu Kebele on the side of a road wrapped in a black towel in early October 2013, at around 10 in the morning. When he was found he still had his umbilical cord and was at most a few days old. He was adopted to the USA in 2015 through Adoption Avenues and Biftu Orphanage.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo 10 months
Age of Child in Photo
10 months

Gender of Child male

Year of child’s birth 2013

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Possible Name Kedir

Name of child at the time of adoption Kedir

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2014

Age of child at adoption 1

Year child was adopted 2015

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Adoption Avenues (USA)

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Anchalew

Other adoption agency workers Paulos, Sileshi, Moges, Lensa, Alemu

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Receiving country representative Radu Baila

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Biftu Orphanage

Orphanage or care center representative Helen

Other orphanage or care center workers Tarik Arega Beshe (Manager)

Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region

Zone of orphanage or care center East Hararghe – Oromia Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Probably Asebe Teferi/ Chero

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Haromaya

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Adoption Avenues Foster Home

Orphanage or care center representative Beletech?

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Information for Abandoned Children

Age of Child in Photo 11 months
Age of Child in Photo
11 months

Name of person who found the child Fatuma A.

Relationship or title of person who found the child We were told no relationship to child.

Region where child was found Oromia Region

Zone where child was found East Hararghe – Oromia Region

City/town where child was found UNKNOWN city or town

Police Officer involved with the case Sirgut Girma

Others who assisted the child Mohammed A., Abdi K., Rahel A.

Additional information that could be useful in making a match
Found in Kurfa Chele Woreda, and Jiru Gemechu Kebele on the side of a road wrapped in a black towel in early October 2013, at around 10 in the morning – when he was found he still had his umbilical cord and was at most a few days old. Kedir lived with Fatuma A. (the lady who found him) for 14 weeks until he went to Biftu Orphanage.

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