Girl found in Bekele Area adopted to Finland in 1987 through Interpedia

Female infant found at a few days old, possibly in the Bekele area of Addis Ababa, was taken to hospital Yekatit 12. She was adopted in 1987 to Finland through Interpedia.  She was in the temporary care of woman named Elsabeth and Elsabeth’s mother, who were housekeepers for an Interpedia worker / agent. This adoptee may be Eritrean.

Submitted by Adopted Person / Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

2-3 moths old in the care of Elsabeth
2-3 moths old in the care of Elsabeth

Gender of Child female

Ethnicity of Child Possibly Amhara or Eritrean

Year of child’s birth 1987

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Before coming to Finland with international adoption an Norwegian doctor gave me a name “Arsema” but probably no way the people who left me could know this

Ethiopian family members’ first names UNKNOWN

with Elsabeth at 2-3 months old
with Elsabeth at 2-3 months old

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1987

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 1987 

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child I had one black mole in my right arm (though it was cutted some years ago but i can still see it in my baby pictures very clearly)

I was found approximately at the age of few days, possibly in the Bekele area of Addis Ababa.  My estimated birth time is 28.11.1987 western calender. After this someone took me to hospital Yekatit 12 where one Finnish adoption organisation worker named me for my Finnish family. I am absolutely happy about my adoption but logically curious about my roots so I wanted to try to check if anybody notes something familiar in my story.

A girl named Elsabeth was taking care of me until I went for adoption. She and her mother where some kind of housekeepers for a worker – Leena Färm – in the adoption organisation Interpedia.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Interpedia (Finland)

Country to which the child was adopted Finland

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN

Orphanage or care center representative it was Yekatit 12 hospital, this is sure

Region of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN

Zone of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Orphanage/care center #2

2-3 months old in the care of Elsabeth and Elsabeth's mother
2-3 months old in the care of Elsabeth and Elsabeth’s mother

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN

Region of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN

Zone of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN

City/Town of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN

Information for Relinquished or Abandoned Children

Region where child was relinquished UNKNOWN

Zone where child was relinquished UNKNOWN

City/town where child was relinquished UNKNOWN

Additional information that could be useful in making a match In one paper was said that the baby was founded from the bekele area and that some men who worked near by took me to the hospital, but in some papers the is no mention who actually took me to the hospital.

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