Boy from SNNPR born in 2009 adopted to the USA in 2010

Male from SNNPR born in 2009, adopted to the USA in 2010 via Sele Enat using International Adoption Net (USA). Mother gave birth at Yirga Alem Hospital and left baby wrapped in sheets in the hospital bed. His mother may be named Tsehainesh.

Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of child in photo - Newborn
Age of child in photo – Newborn

Gender of Child male

Ethnicity of Child Sidama

Year of child’s birth 2009

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Abel – named by police officer

Name of child at the time of adoption Abel

Ethiopian family members’ first names, if known Possible name – Tsehainesh / Tsehaynesh – mother

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2010 

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child Abandoned at Yirga Alem Hospital

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed International Adoption Net (USA)

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Abebe Bayou

Other adoption agency workers Genet (nanny), Sister Almaz

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Receiving country representative Aneata O’Brien, case worker

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Sele Enat

Orphanage or care center representative Hanna

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

Name of person who found the child Mahlet Solomon

Relationship or title of person who found the child nurse at Yirga Alem Hospital

Region where child was found Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region – Sidama SNNPR

Zone where child was found Sidama – Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region – Sidama SNNPR

City/town where child was found UNKNOWN city or town

Police Officer involved with the case Aselefech Betiso

Others who assisted the child Sister Mestawot (nurse at Yirga Alem Hospital)

Additional information that could be useful in making a match Mother gave birth at Yirga Alem Hospital and left baby wrapped in sheets in the hospital bed. Nurses believe mother gave a false name (Tsehainesh) and address, because when the police officer searched at that address it was incorrect.

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