Adoptee Search: Boy Born 1991 Found in Addis Ababa 1992 Adopted to Netherlands through Stichting Afrika

Child Before Adoption
Child Before Adoption

A boy called Birhanu in the orphanage, born 1991, was in front of  the Bisrate Gebriel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and brought to Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa in 1992. He was taken to an orphan home called “The Private House,” then adopted to the Netherlands through Stichting Afrika in march 1993. He has connected with a nurse and with adoption agency staff but has not found his family in Ethiopia. He is looking for the nurse or nanny Wogayehu and agency staff for more answers to finding his family.

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Child’s Information

Nurse Wogeyahu Hailimariam with Birhanu and another nurse in Ethiopia
Nurse Wogeyahu Hailimariam with Birhanu and another nurse in Ethiopia

Gender of Child Boy

Year of child’s birth 1991

Ethiopian birth name of child Birhanu or Berhanu 

Age of child at adoption 1.5 years old

Year child was adopted 1993

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Child Before Adoption
Child Before Adoption

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1992

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Addis Ababa Region

City/town child(ren) found Addis Ababa

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment A boy called Birhanu, born 1991, was in front of  the Bisrate Gebriel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and brought to Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa in 1992. He was taken to an orphan home called “The Private House,” then adopted to the Netherlands through Stichting Afrika in march 1993. He has connected with a nurse and with adoption agency staff but has not found his family in Ethiopia. Looking for the same Wogayehu and agency staff for more answers. 

Adoption Agency Information

Birhanu
Birhanu

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

List adoption agency workers with titles Mr Alemu / Alemu Tadesse 

Adoptive Country Netherlands

Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption Stichting closed in 2015. Adoptee met Mr. Alemu in 2007 but he was talking bad about looking for relatives. He was not encouraging about it.

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption A small orphan home called “The Private House,” which does not exist anymore.

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles Three nurses: Wogayehu Himariam, Mednitt & Ada. Adoptee met Wogayehu in 2007, she remembered him. 

Region of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN region in Ethiopia

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption UNKNOWN orphanage

Region of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN region in Ethiopia

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