Girl born in 2006 adopted in 2006

Female born in Woldia in 2006 adopted to the USA through Dove Adoptions International via Toukoul Orphanage.  Her birth name is Bethlehem and she was born in Woldia. An older sister was adopted to another family who is unknown.

Submitted by: Adoptive parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

a few days old, adopted very shortly after this picture in 2006
a few days old, adopted very shortly after this picture in 2006

Gender of Child: female

Ethnicity of Child: Amhara

Additional information about child’s ethnicity: Born in Woldia

Year of child’s birth 2006

Ethiopian birth Name of Child: Bethlehem

Name of child at the time of adoption: Bethlehem

Ethiopian family members’ first names: Belgie, Aregu (birthmom’s brother’s child)

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage: 2006

Age of child at adoption: 0-12 months

Year child was adopted: 2006 

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child: 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families: 1

Additional information about siblings: One girl adopted to a family–born 2004-2005, 2 more older siblings in the countryside of Lalibella living with family, 1 baby boy died

Additional information about the child: The adoptive family of the sibling probably does not know of our child since she is younger. Born in Woldia to a mother who could not take care of her. Mother and father are still alive. We met some cousins while traveling to Ethiopia last year as well.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed: Dove Adoptions International (USA)

Country to which the child was adopted: USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed: Toukoul 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

Additional information that could be useful in making a match: Not abandoned. The other sibling would have been born at Woldia Hospital. Yengus is the name of the nurse who helped deliver and name our child. Alem is also another name of a nurse who helped out and is familiar with this story. The other 2 siblings are living with the father’s family in the countryside of Lalibella. They are 2 girls who are older than 2006. There is one baby boy who died, born after 2006. The siblings may not know about each other.

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