Adoptee Search: Boy Born 2004 Oromia Region Adopted 2005 through Adoption Advocates International via Wanna House and Layla House

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of boy, born in 2004, found on a well-used trail by the local mill in Arsi Negele. He was at Wanna House which was later made part of Layla House and adopted to the USA in 2005 through Adoption Advocates International.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent

Child’s Information

Gender of Child Boy

Mamush at 8 months old

Year of child’s birth 2004

Name of child at the time of adoption Mamush Bekele (name used in orphanage)

Ethiopian birth name of child Bekele (given to him by family who found him)

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2005

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. No information available.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2004

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Oromia Region

Zone child(ren) found Arsi – Oromia Region

City/town child(ren) found Arsi Negele

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment He was found by a couple on a well-used trail by the local mill in Arsi Negele. The police drove him up to Addis Ababa to the orphanage.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Adoption Advocates International (USA)

Adoptive Country USA

Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption He was at Wanna House which was later made part of Layla House.

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Wanna House, which later combined with Layla House

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Additional information that could be useful to the case He was very sick when found. The couple who found him cared for him for about 4 months in Arsi Negele but turned him over to the police as they were worried about his health.

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