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