Male Baby From Debre Markos – Gojjam Province adopted to the USA in 2009 through Adoption Avenues, Toukoul, and SOS Infants Ethiopia

Boy found in Debre Markos, East Gojjam – Amhara Region as a baby in 2008. He was adopted to the USA in 2009 using Adoption Avenues, SOS Infants Ethiopia / SOS Enfants Ethiopie, and Toukoul Orphanage.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for child’s Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age in photo: approx 4 months
Age in photo: approx 4 months

Gender of Child male

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Found in Debre Markos, Gojjam Province

Year of child’s birth 2008

Ethiopian birth Name of Child unknown

Name of child at the time of adoption Bedilu #3751 – name given by an official who assisted

Ethiopian family members’ names, if known unknown

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 0-12 months

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
English translation of his referral paperwork:
The Police Station of Debre Markos Town via its letter referenced 2755/3/8 dated on the 1st December 2008 informed us that a little boy of approximately 2 months old, to whom the name Bedilu was given, was found on the 1st of December 2008 at 11H30 a.m. abandoned at District 3 of Kebele 05 along the route of the Arc of the Covenant. The Police went to the place where the child was abandoned, they picked him up and they brought him to the Kebele 05 to Mrs. Bezualem Ayalew, Head of The Women’s Affairs Section, requested that we find a permanent solution for the child. Mrs. Bezualem gave the name Bedilu to the child. As the child has no one to take care of him they request that our office find a permanent solution

We inform you that copies of the documents concerning the child have been sent to The Efederi Ministry of Women’s Affairs to facilitate the follow up. We hereby entrust the child Bedilu to your orphanage, because we believe that it would be much better for her to join an orphanage where she would benefit from the services offered there.
Sincerely Yours,
Name Redacted
Amhara National Regional State
Labour & Social Affairs Bureau
Administration of Est Gojam Zone
Labour & Social Affairs Branch Office

English Translation of Police Report:
A little boy to whom the name Bedilu was given, aged approximately 2 months old was found on the 1st December 2008 around 11H30 a.m. abandoned along the route of the Arch of the Covenant at District 3 of Kebele 05. The Police went to the place and pick up the child. We hereby request that you to find a permanent solution for the child and inform you that we have sent the child along with Mrs. Bizualem Ayalew, Head of the Women’s Affairs Bureauof Kebele 05.
Sincerely yours
Inspector Guezachew Tefera Adargue
Head of the Woreda Police Station of Debre Markos Town

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Adoption Avenues (USA)

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Abebe

Other adoption agency workers Aster

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed SOS Infants Ethiopia

Region of orphanage or care center Amhara Region

Zone of orphanage or care center East Gojjam – Amhara Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Debre Marqos

Orphanage/care center #2

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

Information for Relinquished Children

Name of person who relinquished child UNKNOWN

Relationship of person who relinquished child UNKNOWN

Region where child was relinquished Amhara Region

Zone where child was relinquished East Gojjam – Amhara Region

City/town where child was relinquished Debre Marqos

Police Officer involved with the case Inspector Guezachew Tefera Adargue, Head of the Woreda Police Station of Debre Markos Town

Additional relinquishment information found on the 1st December 2008 around 11H30 a.m. abandoned along the route of the Arch of the Covenant at District 3 of Kebele 05.

Others who assisted the child Mrs. Bizualem Ayalew, Head of the Women’s Affairs Bureau of Kebele 05

Additional information that could be useful in making a match
English translation of his referral paperwork:
The Police Station of Debre Markos Town via its letter referenced 2755/3/8 dated on the 1st December 2008 informed us that a little boy of approximately 2 months old, to whom the name Bedilu was given, was found on the 1st of December 2008 at 11H30 a.m. abandoned at District 3 of Kebele 05 along the route of the Arc of the Covenant. The Police went to the place where the child was abandoned, they picked him up and they brought him to the Kebele 05 to Mrs. Bezualem Ayalew, Head of The Women’s Affairs Section, requested that we find a permanent solution for the child. Mrs. Bezualem gave the name Bedilu to the child. As the child has no one to take care of him they request that our office find a permanent solution

We inform you that copies of the documents concerning the child have been sent to The Efederi Ministry of Women’s Affairs to facilitate the follow up. We hereby entrust the child Bedilu to your orphanage, because we believe that it would be much better for her to join an orphanage where she would benefit from the services offered there.
Sincerely Yours,

Name Redacted
Amhara National Regional State
Labour & Social Affairs Bureau
Administration of Est Gojam Zone
Labour & Social Affairs Branch Office

English Translation of Police Report:
A little boy to whom the name Bedilu was given, aged approximately 2 months old was found on the 1st December 2008 around 11H30 a.m. abandoned along the route of the Arch of the Covenant at District 3 of Kebele 05. The Police went to the place and pick up the child. We hereby request that you to find a permanent solution for the child and inform you that we have sent the child along with Mrs. Bizualem Ayalew, Head of the Women’s Affairs Bureauof Kebele 05.
Sincerely yours
Inspector Guezachew Tefera Adargue
Head of the Woreda Police Station of Debre Markos Town

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