Adoptee Search: Boy born 1999 in Jimma Adopted to the Netherlands in 2000 through Wereldkinderen / NICWO via Missionaries of Charity, Jimma

Adoptee searching for Ethiopian Family: Petros Getachew born 1999 in Jimma. His mother left him with Missionaries of Charity, Jimma City on June 21, 1999. He was adopted to the Netherlands in 2000 through Wereldkinderen / NICWO (Netherlands) via Missionaries of Charity, Jimma.

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Child’s Information

Gender of Child Boy

Petros at 2 months

Ethnicity of Child Unknown

Year of child’s birth 1999

Name of child at the time of adoption Petros Yohannes

Ethiopian birth name of child Petros Getachew

Age of child at adoption 1 years

Year child was adopted 2000

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. The Child’s mother was with the Missionaries of Charity of Jimma since after the child’s birth because she had nowhere to go. She stayed with the Missionaries of Charity of Jimma up to 2 months together with her child.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1999

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Oromia Region

Zone child(ren) found Jimma – Oromia Region

City/town child(ren) found Jimma

Details of child’s abandonment

Petros was left at Jimma Missionaries of Charity, Jimma City Keftegna 3 Kebele 02 on June 21, 1999 at 8 AM, He was probably 2 months old at time of abandonment.


Petros was left with Missionaries of Charity of Jimma in Jimma City, on June 21, 1999 at 8:00 AM. The Child’s mother was with The Missionaries of Charity of Jimma since after the birth because she had nowhere to go. She stayed up to 2 months together with her child. When she and the child became strong enough they discharged her. After 2 days she reappeared near the gate. She left Petros with a woman there while she went to get bread. She didn’t return and could not be found so Missionaries of Charity of Jimma took Petros in.

Police officer involved with the case Dargea Tebej, Jimma City Police Office

Adoption Agency Information

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

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Director: Mrs / Miss Tesegeh. Representative / Nanny: Ejigayehu Deressa, she used to be a Nurse.

Adoptive Country Netherlands

Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption Petros was sent from Jimma City to a foster home in Addis Ababa until adoptive parents would come for him. Petros stayed in the house of Ejigayehu Deressa with 11 other babies. All babies were adopted through different Agencies.

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Missionaries of Charity

Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Jimma – Oromia Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Jimma

Additional information about this orphanage or care center The orphanage of the Missionaries of Charity is attached to a shelter for the homeless.

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Unknown

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Director: Miss / Mrs. Tesegeh.      Representative / Nani: Ejigayehu Deressa, she used to be a Nurse.

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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