Adoptee, male, searching for his family. His Ethiopian name is Berhanu but the name may have been given by the orphanage. The child was found outside Kidane Meherit as a baby in 1985 wrapped in sheets. There was no information about his birth. He was adopted to Belgium through Kidane Mehret Orphanage / Church and Sourires d’Enfants.
Submitted by Adopted Person/Adoptee
Gender of Child Male
Ethnicity of Child Unknown
Year of child’s birth 1985
Name of child at the time of adoption Berhanu / Birhanu, but this name may have been given by the orphanage.
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1985
Age of child at adoption – best guess as to real age 0-12 months
Year child was adopted 1985
Additional information about the child Birthmark on right thigh. The child was was abandoned at 1 month old in front of Kidane Mehret Church covered in sheets.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Sourires d’Enfants (Belgium)
Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Mrs. Pastor
Country to which the child was adopted Belgium
Additional adoption agency information Sourires d’Enfants is an adoption agency that works with many country including Belgium and for now they are not working with Ethiopia.
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Kidane Mehret / Kidane Miheret
Orphanage or care center representative a nun
Other orphanage or care center workers The nuns working for the church Kidane Mehret
Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region
City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa
Additional information about this orphanage or care center The orphanage is connected to the church.
Information for Abandoned Children
Region where child was found Addis Ababa Region
City/town where child was found Addis Ababa
Additional relinquishment information a person from the church kKdane Mehret found me
Additional information that could be useful in making a match The child was abandoned at 1 month old in front of Kidane Mehret Church covered in sheets. He was not registered in a hospital. He did not have any paper that can prove his identity, and there was no birth certificate.