Boy Found in Adama Adopted to the USA in 2009 through Layla House using Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA)

Male infant born in 2008 who was left outside of Adama Hospital at approximately 4 weeks old and found by an employee. He was adopted to the USA in 2009 using Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA) through Layla House.

Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for child’s Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

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Age in photo estimated 4 weeks, taken day he was found

Gender of Child male

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Believe Oromo but not certain

Year of child’s birth 2008

Name of child at the time of adoption Yosef, Yosi

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2008

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2009 

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child Large birthmark on upper arm, had hair when found at 4 weeks of age (estimated).

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA)

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN 

Orphanage or care center representative Aggen Yeween? Aggen Yewan? His paperwork refers to it but he was not physically there.

Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Adama – Oromia Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Adama

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Layla House

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 4 - 5 months
Age of Child in Photo 4 – 5 months

Name of person who found the child Tsedale

Relationship or title of person who found the child Employee of Adama Hospital

Region where child was found Oromia Region

Zone where child was found Adama – Oromia Region

City/town where child was found Adama

Others who assisted the child Meskarem – nurse at Adama Hospital

Additional information that could be useful in making a match Found outside the orphan unit of Adama Hospital. He was in good health.

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