Adoptee Search: Boy Born 2009 near Jimma Adopted 2011 to USA through Adoption Advocates International and Bethzatha Children’s Home Association

Adoptive Parent searching for the Ethiopian family of boy born around February 2009. He was left near a market in Micheal Town, Jimma as an older infant in late August or early September 2009.  He deaf in his right ear and blind in his right eye, but this may/may not have been known to his parents. He was adopted to the USA in 2011 through Adoption Advocates International and Bethzatha Children’s Home Association.

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Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
1-2

Gender of Child Boy

Year of child’s birth 2009

Ethiopian birth name of child Ermias Jimma

Age of child at adoption 3 years

Year child was adopted 2011

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Ermias was left near a market in Micheal Town, Jimma under one year of age in late August or early September 2009.  Birthdate is estimate February 2009.  He  is hard of hearing and this may/may not have been known to his parents. 

Additional information Ermias has a brown birthmark on his right cheek.  He is deaf in his right ear and blind in his right eye.  He may have had a birth injury or early infection.

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 Oromia Region

Zone child(ren) found Jimma – Oromia Region

City/town child(ren) found Jimma

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Jimma Police (Basha Lema Nadew) found the child.  He was wearing “old T shirt and short trousers”

Police officer involved with the case Basha Lema Nadew

Adoption Agency Information

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

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Bethzatha Children’s Home Association

Region of orphanage or care center -UNKNOWN region in Ethiopia

Zone of orphanage or care center –UNKNOWN zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN city or town

Orphanage/care center #2

Age of Child in Photo
1-2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Layla House

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 city or town

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