Betseb Felega (EAC) offers ongoing contact support services. Fees for these services go directly back into our reconnection program and fund the salaries of our workers in Ethiopia.

Should I Use a Professional Searcher?

Using a searcher, sometimes called a tracer or investigator, is the easiest and most direct route to connecting with family. Many searchers also facilitate ongoing contact. Ethiopian Adoption Connection recommends thoroughly vetting any search organization you choose. Online groups are helpful for connecting with others who have experience using various investigators. It is our hope that professional searchers will share Ethiopian Adoption Connection with Ethiopian families they encounter who are seeking information about their child.

Searchers are not permitted to use this site to recruit clients. If you receive unsolicited communication from a searcher as a result of having registered here, please let us know.  Any searcher who requests money for helping an Ethiopian family input their data or tries to recruit clients through this site will have their listing removed if we find out about it.

Tracing organizations may request listing their business information here by contacting us.

Professional Searchers and Couriers in Ethiopia (Alphabetical Order)

Abiyot Admassu – Abiyot is a tour guide and family searcher based in Gondar. His tour company is Ethio AB Tours. Ethio AB Tours is a privately owned Ethiopian local tour operator run by highly experienced Management Team, capable experts, knowledgeable and competent with exceeding qualities to handle all your travel needs and requirements in Ethiopia to your full satisfaction. By using the immense knowledge and expertise of our team, we will set up the best the country has to offer based on your interests, travel style, time frame, and budget – to ensure that we suggest a tour that’s just right for you. Contact Abiyot by phone at 251 918 771124 or 251 9117114 82. He can be contact by email at abilo8 at yahoo dot com. Abiyot also runs an NGO in Gondar called Fair Planet Children and Youth Sustainable Development Charity Organization.

Keep your promise! Mothers worry about their children all the time ever since they relinquish their children. They felt confused, hopeless and depressed as a consequence of missing their children. Mothers troubled a lot as they didn’t have information on the conditions of their children and they didn’t know whom to approach for an update on the status. Some of their pain can be relieved as they get to know about their kids. Most adoptive parents have the willingness and commitment to keep their promise and inform birth parents about their kids. What they missed is the method, the way to do so. You want to keep your promise? I am here to help you to connect your kids to their roots via Skype call, telephone call, postal service, and picture exchange! I am located in the USA. Manyahilishal Dado – Manyaabat at gmail dot com.

Max Woodrow & Company has been working with families since 2007 to help fill in the gaps on their Ethiopian adoption stories. Based in the USA, fully insured and licensed and headed by former US Consular officers who lived and worked in Ethiopia, Max Woodrow & Company will work with our professional staff in Ethiopia to facilitate your search with the highest level of care, professionalism and confidentiality. Contact us at info at maxwoodrow dot com or at 828-279-4825.

Melaku Tesema is an experienced driver and tour guide who also assists adoptive families in making contact with their children’s birth families. He has access to the following types of cars: Toyota Land cruiser v8 2008 or later model, Toyota Land cruiser 1998 or later model, Toyota Minibus 14 seats, and Toyota bus 20 Seats. Melaku knows a lot about many areas in Ethiopia. He can be reached at melaku.Tesema @ gmail.com, and phone numbers  251 962 180 403 & 251 911 683 352.

Sisay Alemayehu works helping adoptive families find the birth family of their children and facilitating communication. He also owns a Land Cruiser and works with tourists as a driver and guide. For 7 years he worked with a tour company and the last two years he is independent. Sisay can be emailed at jhosepsisay @ gmail.comandand found on Facebook.

Surafel Kasaye – please contact me for family care and search, translator and tour services with this cell #+251 931 718 380 and email address damena.sure @ gmail.com

Teraki and Adoption Life Book DVD – Teraki can be contacted by email at Teraki2011 at yahoo dot com and phone at 251921810631 or 0912080717 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia).

Tour Guides and Drivers

Abiyot Admassu – Abiyot is a tour guide and family searcher based in Gondar. His tour company is Ethio AB Tours. Ethio AB Tours is a privately owned Ethiopian local tour operator run by highly experienced Management Team, capable experts, knowledgeable and competent with exceeding qualities to handle all your travel needs and requirements in Ethiopia to your full satisfaction. By using the immense knowledge and expertise of our team, we will set up the best the country has to offer based on your interests, travel style, time frame, and budget – to ensure that we suggest a tour that’s just right for you. Contact Abiyot by phone at 251 918 771124 or 251 9117114 82. He can be contact by email at abilo8 @ yahoo.com. Abiyot also runs an NGO in Gondar called Fair Planet Children and Youth Sustainable Development Charity Organization.

Dawit Bekele Business your and travel guide, eight seat van with seat belts. Call Dawit at 251 911 23 13 66 or 251 934 77 60 34 or dbekele88 at yahoo dot com.

Melaku Tesema is an experienced driver and tour guide who also assists adoptive families in making contact with their children’s birth families. He has access to the following types of cars: Toyota Land cruiser v8 2008 or later model, Toyota Land cruiser 1998 or later model, Toyota Minibus 14 seats, and Toyota bus 20 Seats. Melaku knows a lot about many areas in Ethiopia. He can be reached at melaku.Tesema @ gmail.com, and phone numbers  251 962 180 403 & 251 911 683 352.

Sisay Alemayehu has works helping adoptive families find the birth family of their children and facilitating communication. He also owns a Land Cruiser and works with tourists as a driver and guide. For 7 years he worked with a tour company and the last two years he is independent. Sisay can be emailed at jhosepsisay @ gmail.comandand found on Facebook.

Tess Seyoume is a driver working in Addis. She drives a Corola Executive and is experienced with assisting adoptive parents and their children. As a child who grew up in Kechene Orphanage, Tess has unique perspective and experience to offer adoptive families. She can be reached at +251 94 025 7069 or jaleneaga01 at gmail dot com.

Yohannes Assefa is a professional guide in Ethiopia. He has degrees in Tourism, History, and Management and has many years experience in teaching history and tour guiding. Yohannes has recently bought a new car. Organizing trips for families with adopted Ethiopian kids is Yohannes’ specialty. Please contact him and he will provide an unforgettable stay in Ethiopia. Phone +251911133867.  Email Yohannes at yohannestours at gmail dot com. Alternate email address yohann66 at yahoo dot com.

Translators 

Anwar Ahmed – English, Amharic, Sidamic, Arabic. Qualified main teacher with expansive experience teaching primary and high school students .experienced English /Amharic /sidamic language translator with excellent  communication and interpersonal skills over a decade of experience on the impact of HIV/AIDS, Substance of abuse and reproductive health in the community. Worked as English /Amharic/Sidamic language translator for about 6 month for the students who came from Denmark for her second /master’s degree university report on the impact of Fistula disease on the patient in Yirgalem hospital. Worked as legal guardian and residents tutor for some former street children in Yirgalem town. I am energetic honest and hardworking person who has proven talents and work expedience on serving the society. Bachelor of education degree in major Geography, with minor economics, form Addis Ababa university. Email anwarh2008 at yahoo dot com or call 251 934 50 5485.

One World Translations and Amharic Lessons – Selam!  My name is Wonde. From the Washington DC area, I provide translations from English to Amharic and vice versa. My higher education is both in Amharic and English.  Thus, I am competent in both languages. I specialize in translating documents or letters for Ethiopian adoptive families and their children.  Not only do I contemplate nuance and context, but my services are discreet and sensitive to the needs and concerns of adoptive and birth families. If desired, I offer translations that are certified as well as notarized.  I can send the original translations via traditional mail or I can email the copies in a desired format or both. I try to be as quick on my turn around for projects as I am professionally competent for your utmost satisfaction! Ask for Pricing. If interested in my services please email me at wondesalegn at gmail dot com.