Adoptee Search: Boy Born 2008 at Clinic in Bahir Dar Amhara Region Adopted 2009 to USA through WACAP and Bête Hitsanet

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of boy born 2008 in Bahir Dar, Amhara Region. He was reportedly born at a clinic/hospital in Bahir Dar and abandoned there. He was then taken to Bête Hitsanet orphanage by a local policeman where he remained until he was taken to the WACAP transition home in Addis Ababa. He was adopted to the USA in 2009 through World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP).

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
Around 6 weeks old

Gender of Child Boy

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Born in Bahir Dar

Year of child’s birth  2008

Name of child at the time of adoption Abayneh Melaku

Ethiopian birth name of child Abayneh Melaku

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2009

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. I was told he was born at a clinic/hospital in Bahir Dar and abandoned there.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2008

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Amhara Region

Zone child(ren) found Bahir Dar – Amhara Region

City/town child(ren) found Bahir Dar

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment I was told he was born at a clinic/hospital in Bahir Dar and abandoned there. He was then taken to an orphanage by a local policeman where he remained until he was taken to the transition home in Addis Ababa.

Police officer involved with the case All I was was told is that an officer took him to the orphanage a few days after he was born. I was also told that the officer is the one who gave him his name

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP) (USA)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Ethiopian rep: Ato Teklu

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Bête Hitsanet

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Unknown

Region of orphanage or care center Amhara Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Bahir Dar – Amhara Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Bahir Dar

Additional information about this orphanage or care center He would have only been at the orphanage for a month or so before being moved to Addis Ababa

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption WACAP transition home

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 about this orphanage or care center The transition home was operated by WACAP and Ato Teklu was the director (I believe that was his title)

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