Adoptee Search: Boy Born 2011 Found in Addis Ababa Adopted 2012 to USA through Gladney and Kebebe Tsehay

Adoptive Parent searching for the Ethiopian family of boy, born January 2001. He was found abandoned on January 5, 2011 in Arada Sub City, Addis Ababa as a newborn. He was placed in Kebebe Tsehay then transferred to Gladney Foster Care Center. He was adopted to the USA in 2012 through Gladney Center for Adoption.

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Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
12 months

Gender of Child Boy

Year of child’s birth  2011

Ethiopian birth name of child Lidetu

Age of child at adoption 1 years

Year child was adopted 2012

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. None, Lidetu was 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 2011

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Zone child(ren) found Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town child(ren) found Addis Ababa

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Lidetu was found abandoned on January 5, 2011 by Mr.Desalegn A. in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at 7:00 pm. Specifically, he was found in Arada Sub City, Kebele 06 around the area called Tsebel sefer. He was estimated by the police to be one day old.

Police officer involved with the case Commander Siyum S, Deputy Sergeant Getahun B

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Gladney Center for Adoption (USA)

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Age of Child in Photo
13 months

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kebebe Tsehay

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Additional information about the orphanage He was placed in Gladney’s foster care center in Addis Ababa on January 21, 2011.

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