Adoptee Search: Boy born 1987 found near Sidist Kilo and Adopted to the Netherlands in 1989 through Stichting Afrika via Kebebe Tsehay

Adoptee, Elias Adane, is searching for his Ethiopian Family. Elias was born in 1987 and was found in 1988 near the Janmeda police station in Sidist Kilo, Addis Ababa. He was adopted to the Netherlands in 1989 at the age of 2 or 3 through Stichting Afrika via Kebebe Tsehay. He has a scar on one side of his body.

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Child’s Information

Elias aged 2 or 3

Gender of Child Boy

Ethnicity of Child Unknown

Year of child’s birth 1987

Name of child at the time of adoption Elias Adane Kifle / Elias Birla

Ethiopian birth name of child Elias Adane

Age of child at adoption 3 years

Year child was adopted 1989

Additional information According to the adoption file, Elias was found near the Janmeda Police station in the Sidist Kilo area of Addis Ababa. He was brought to Yekatit Hospital and then to the Kebebe Tsehay orphanage. There have been two attempts to obtain more information without success. Elias has a remarkable scar on one side of his body.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 1 year

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1988

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child found Addis Ababa Region

Zone child found Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town child found Addis Ababa

Details of child’s abandonment A Police officer found him and brought him to Yekatit Hospital.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Stichting Afrika (Netherlands)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Weyzaro Mitknesh; Ato Alemu Tadesse
Kamphuis (the Netherlands)

Adoptive Country Netherlands

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kebebe Tsehay

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Names are not known.
The present workers at that time don’t seem to work there anymore.

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

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