Girl Born and Adopted in 1973 from Addis Ababa to Sweden

Female born on or around January 2nd, 1973 in Addis Ababa. Mother’s name was Messeret A. She came through Swedish Missions Church in Entoto Addis Abeba. She was picked up at a hospital (could be Black Lion) January 25 by a Swedish family who returned to Sweden with her at 9 weeks of age. Abraham Tzegaye, Attorney, Azeb Belay / Aizeb Belai, and Ingrid Tesfazion were involved in her case along with Adoptions Centrum and Margareta Blomqist. She has a photo taken in Ethiopia at the time of her adoption, but she does not know the exact origin of this photo. It may show birth family or others involved in her care.

Submitted by Adopted Person/Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Who-are-they
Photo of unknown origin. May be of birth family or others involved somehow in care.

Gender of Child female

Year of child’s birth 1973

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Seble

Name of child at the time of adoption Seble

Ethiopian family members’ names Mother: Messeret A.

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1973

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 1973

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 -UNKNOWN Adoption Agency

Additional adoption agency information Some how I came through Swedish Missions Church in Entoto Addis Abeba. I Was picked up at a hospital (could be Black Lion) January 25 by a Swedish family who took care of me for 6 weeks until coming to Sweden. I was then 23 days old. So I am born in January 2 1973 (western Calendar). People involved as Proxy agents • Abraham Tzegaye, Attorney • Aizeb Belai, curator, working with children connected to Haile Selassie I foundation and Black Lion hospital. • Ingrid Tesfazion, contact person but no information on me.

Other adoption agency workers Azeb Belay / Aizeb Belai

Country to which the child was adopted Sweden

Country representative Margareta Blomqist

Additional adoption agency information Adoptions Centrum

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed -UNKNOWN orphanage

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

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed -UNKNOWN orphanage

Information for Relinquished Children

Region where child was relinquished Addis Ababa Region

Zone where child was relinquished -UNKNOWN zone

City/town where child was relinquished -UNKNOWN city or town

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