Boy Born April 2013 in Dire Dawa Adopted to the USA 2014 through Abenezer and Children’s House International

Male born in the Dil Chora Hospital, Dire Dawa, on or around 4/11/13. His mother provided false information and vanished after the birth. He was placed in the Abenezer Orphanage in Dire Dawa then transferred to Addis Ababa and the Thomas Center. He was adopted to the USA in 2014 through Children’s House International.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo 6 mos
Age of Child in Photo
6 months

Gender of Child male

Year of child’s birth 2013

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Nardos

Name of child at the time of adoption Nardos

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2013

Age of child at adoption – best guess as to real age 1

Year child was adopted 2014

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 Children’s House International (USA)

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Kathy H.

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Abenezer

Orphanage or care center representative Mati

Region of orphanage or care center Dire Dawa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Dire Dawa – Dire Dawa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Dire Dawa

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Nardos was under care there from 4/13/13 to October 2013. They were granted guardianship of him on 9/6/13 as he was abandoned. At some point he was transferred to Abenezer in Addis, but I am told only a short time before transfer to Thomas Center.

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Thomas Center

Orphanage or care center representative Sister Leti

Other orphanage or care center workers Judy, Nati

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

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Nardos was under care there from October 2013 – May 2014

Information for Abandoned Children

Name of person who found the child Hiwot Getahew

Relationship or title of person who found the child Neonatal Nurse at Dil Chora Hospital, Dire Dawa

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 Deputy Sergeant Bizualem Hibestu

Additional information that could be useful in making a match Nardos was abandoned by his mother, who left the hospital after giving birth on 4/11/13 It was discovered she had given a false name/address upon check-in. When the police went to the address given, it was discovered that the address was incorrect. He was transferred to Abenezer Orphanage in Dire Dawa on 4/14/13. In October 2013 he was transferred briefly to Abenezer in Addis, before going to Thomas Center in Addis.

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