Girl Born in 2008 and Adopted to the USA in 2009 through Children’s House International and Bethzatha

Female born in 2008 was found at age 4 months in the Abebe Bikila stadium area. She was in good health and was taken to Bethzatha Children’s Home Association. After that she was moved to the Thomas Center and adopted to the USA through Children’s House International in 2009. Her name was probably given to her by the police officer who found her. The name given by her Ethiopian family is unknown.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for child’s Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo About 5 months
Age of Child in Photo About 5 months

Gender of Child female

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Year of child’s Birth 2008

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Name probably given by police officer: Possible name – Yordanos

Name of child at the time of adoption Name probably given by police officer: Yordanos / Yordi

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 1

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 No scars or marks

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Children’s House International (USA)

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Abdissa

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Bethzatha Children’s Home Association

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 Thomas Center

Orphanage or care center representative Abdissa Bente

Other orphanage or care center workers Birtukan, Eyerusalem

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 About 12 months
Age of Child in Photo About 12 months

Name of person who found the child UNKNOWN

Relationship or title of person who found the child UNKNOWN

Region where child was found Addis Ababa Region

Zone where child was found Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town where child was found Addis Ababa

Police Officer involved with the case UNKNOWN

Additional information that could be useful in making a match Report says that a baby was found outside the Abebe Bikila stadium, in Addis Ababa, at about 4 months old, apparently healthy. She was taken to Bethzatha, and then eventually to the Thomas Center. We were told she was named Yordanos by the police officer who found her, but we do not have his name or the police report.

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