Adoptee Search: Boy Born 2008 Found in Addis as an infant in September or October 2008 Adopted to USA

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of boy born in 2008. He was found at approximately 15 days old in September or October 2008 in Kirkos Sub-City, Addis Ababa. He was adopted to the USA through Africa Orphan Children Village Association and Main Street Adoption Service.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo 1-3 months old

Gender of Child Boy

Year of child’s birth 2008

Name of child at the time of adoption Yohannes

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2009

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 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 According to the police report Yohannes (name given by the police) was found at 15 days old.  He was abandoned by an unknown person and found on 23/09/2008 (another form says he was found on 10/10/2008) at 2:00AM in Kirkos Sub-City, Kebele 11/12 in a special place around the Kirkos Commercial Center on the side of the road.  The form also included that Yohannes was admitted to the Cherkos Sub-City Police Department.

Police officer involved with the case The police form was signed by Halima K.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed UNKNOWN Adoption Agency

List adoption agency workers with titles if known The contract of adoption was signed by Solomon Eshetu for the Africa Orphan Children Village Association.

Adoptive Country USA

Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption Main Street Adoption Service was also on the contract for adoption.  Yayehyirad Kassi Merene was the country director at the time.

Orphanage/care center #1

Age of Child in Photo 1-3 months old

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Africa Orphan Children Village Association orphanage

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Yohanes was first placed in Africa Orphan Children Village Association which coordinated with Main Street Adoption Service whose country director was Yayehuyirad Merene.

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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