Adoptee Search: Boy Born 2009 Found in Awassa Adopted 2010 to USA through Bethany Christian Services via Shalom Orphanage

Adoptive Parent searchign fro the Ethiopian family of boy, Ethiopian name Getahun Abraham, born in 2009. He was found on the floor of a medical clinic in Awassa, SNNPR as an infant by a man who worked for the clinic named Abera K. Getahun was adopted to the USA in 2010 through Bethany Christian Services via Shalom Orphanage.

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Child’s Information

Age in Photo
3 months

Gender of Child Boy

Year of child’s birth 2009

Ethiopian birth name of child Getahun Abraham

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2010

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. None, found abandoned

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Southern Nations , Nationalities, and Peoples Region

Zone child(ren) found Awassa Zone

City/town child(ren) found Awassa

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment He was found on the floor of a medical clinic in Awassa by a man who worked for the clinic named Abera K. who told them the baby’s name was Getahun Abraham.

Police officer involved with the case Abera K.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Bethany Christian Services (USA)

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Shalom Orphanage

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Israel Batisso manager at orphanage

Region of orphanage or care center Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region

Zone of orphanage or care center  Awassa Zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center Awassa

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