Adoptee Search: Boy Born 2008 in Arba Minch Adopted in 2009 to USA through Toukoul Orphanage

Adoptive parent searching for Ethiopian family of male born in 2008. He was found abandoned on the steps of police station in Arba Minch, SNNPR shortly after birth. He was adopted in 2009 to the USA through Dove Adoptions International via Toukoul Orphanage.

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Child’s Information

Gender of Child Boy

Year of child’s birth Born in 2008

Name of child at the time of adoption Bantiwessan

Age of child at adoption – best guess as to real age 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2009 Year of Adoption

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 Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Southern Nations

Zone child(ren) found Gamo Gofa Zone

City/town child(ren) found Arba Minch

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Found on steps of police station in Arba Minch shortly after birth.

Adoption Agency Information

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

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Toukoul Orphanage

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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