Boy Adopted to Netherlands in 1999 using Stichting Afrika and Missionaries of Charity – Dire Dawa

Male adopted as a baby to Netherlands in 1999 using Stichting Afrika via Missionaries of Charity – Dire Dawa. His Ethiopian name was Josef Johanes / Josef Johannes. He was left at a police station in Dire Dawa before being taken to Missionaries of Charity – Dire Dawa, then Missionaries of Charity – Addis Ababa. He also spent time at F.A. Children Home which belongs to Stichting Afrika.

Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for child’s Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo 5-6 months
Age of Child in Photo 5-6 months

Gender of Child male

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Ethiopian

Year of child’s birth Born in 1998

Ethiopian birth Name of Child UNKNOWN

Name of child at the time of adoption Josef Johanes Josef Johannes

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1998

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 1999

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child white skinspot / birthmark above his bottom

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Stichting Afrika (Netherlands)

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Mr. Alemu Tadesse

Other adoption agency workers Alemayu (chauffeur)

Country to which the child was adopted Netherlands

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Missionaries of Charity

Region of orphanage or care center Dire Dawa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN

City/Town of orphanage or care center Dire Dawa

Additional information about this orphanage or care center brought by police on 20-11-1998 no 968 they told he was 1 month old at that time

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Missionaries of Charity

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Additional information about this orphanage or care center brought in 25-11-1998 left 29-12-1998

Information for Relinquished Children

Region where child was relinquished Dire Dawa Region

Zone where child was relinquished UNKNOWN

City/town where child was relinquished Dire Dawa

Information for Abandoned Children

Age of Child in Photo about 8 months
Age of Child in Photo about 8 months

Name of person who found the child was left at the police station

Region where child was found Dire Dawa Region

Zone where child was found Dire Dawa – Dire Dawa Region

City/town where child was found Dire Dawa

Additional information that could be useful in making a match At 29-11-1998 he was brought in at F.A. Children Home which belongs to stichting Afrika, the dutch adoption organisation. There he was nourished til we adopted him. In this house was a student living who helped as an interpreter. His name was Eyob

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