Adoptee Search: Boy Born 1996 Addis Ababa Adopted to the Netherlands through Wereldkinderen/NICWO via Kechene Children’s Home

Adoptive Parent searching for the Ethiopian family of male born 1996. He was found at about one month of age outside the compound of the Ambassade Mozambique, at the back of Bisrate Gabriel church in Addis Ababa  at 7.30 pm on 10-03-1989 (Ethiopian calendar)  or 22-11-1996 (European calendar). He was adopted the same year to the Netherlands through Wereldkinderen/NICWO  via Kechene Children’s Home.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
six weeks

Gender of Child Boy

Year of child’s birth 1996

Name of child at the time of adoption Kidane, name given by the ophanage Kechene, at the day Kidane Mehret.

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 1996

Additional information A very small baby (neonate), some black hair, very little round head

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1996

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Addis Ababa Region

Zone child(ren) found Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town child(ren) found Addis Ababa

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Found at the Ambassade Mozambique, outside the compound, at 7.30 pm on 10-03-1989 (Ethiopian calendar). At 22-11-1996 (European calendar) At the back of Bisrate Gabriel church. Woreda 23, Kebele 13. The baby was about one month. He was found covered. They brought him to Black Lion hospital.

Police officer involved with the case Policeman Muluhun was taking care of him. Yosef A. has signed the papers to CYAO.  Tsefaye W. is also mentioned in papers.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed  Wereldkinderen/NICWO (Netherlands)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known W/O  Zem Zem K., W/O Dinkalem B. Tsegie G/ Selassie; Nannies Emebet and Asnakech ( at Tsegie fosterhome), Cootje A., Liesbethe Graatsma

Adoptive Country Netherlands

Orphanage/care center #1

Age of Child in Photo
three months

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kechene Children’s Home

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Director Terefu, Nannie Askale R.

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

Additional information that could be useful to the case Welay F. is the new director of Kechene

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