Boy Born 2009 in Addis Ababa or Burayu Adopted to the USA in 2012 through Adoption Avenues and Berhan Family Welfare Foundation

Male born in 2009 near Addis Ababa in Burayu town. His birth name was Kal Fikirte and his Ethiopian mother’s name is Fikirte M. Relinquished/ Abandoned in Dire Dawa in January 2011 and placed in Abi-International Orphanage, then and finally in Berhan / Birhan / Berhane / Birhane Family Welfare Foundation. Kunkeet Orphanage pted to the USA in 2012 via Adoption Avenues.

Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Gender of Child male

Age of Child in Photo 3.5 yrs
Age of Child in Photo 3.5 yrs

Ethnicity of Child Oromo

Additional information about child’s ethnicity There is some question about origination, but could have been due to the varying orphanages he had stayed in

Year of child’s birth 2009

Ethiopian birth Name of Child – include nicknames Kal Fikirte

Name of child at the time of adoption Kal Fikirte

Ethiopian family members’ names, if known Fikirte M.

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 2

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2011

Age of child at adoption  4

Year child was adopted 2012

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child He has a noticeable scar on his right thigh and is missing a complete toenail on his left foot.

 Adoption Agency Information

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

Additional adoption agency information Managing Director, Berhan Ebba

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Mr. Alemu

Other adoption agency workers Mr. Bure

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Berhan / Birhan / Berhane / Birhane Family Welfare Foundation

Other orphanage or care center workers Tenafne Glesziabher, Meaza Kitawe

Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Burayu – Oromia Region

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

Additional information about this orphanage or care center He was first placed in Abi-International Orphanage, then Kunket Orphanage and finally in Berhan Family Welfare Foundation.

Orphanage/care center #2

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

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 Relinquished Children

Name of person who relinquished child Fikirte M.

Relationship of person who relinquished child mother

Region where child was relinquished Dire Dawa Region

Zone where child was relinquished UNKNOWN zone

City/town where child was relinquished UNKNOWN city or town

Police Officer involved with the case Sergeant Birhane Hailu

Additional relinquishment information Apparently the mother abandoned, then signed relinquishment papers but afterwards she was unable to be located. Her original residence is listed as Burayu town, Burayu-Katta Kebele . Per his Addis Ababa birth certificate, the child’s place of birth is Burayu. The child was abandoned and found in the town of Dire Dawa, Kebele 2 in an area known as Sharo around the railway in January 2011. Sabian Police Station lists date admitted to orphanage as 17/01/2011; I’m assuming to Abi Internat’l.

Information for Abandoned Children

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Age of Child in Photo 3.5 yrs

Name of person who found the child Sergeant Birhane Hailu

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

Police Officer involved with the case Sergeant Birhane Hailu

Others who assisted the child witness Bezawit T. , witness Gelana F. 

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