Adoptee Search: Boy Born 2011 Found in Jimma Adopted to Switzerland through Mani per l’infanzia

Adoptive Family searching for Ethiopian family of boy, named Bona Jimma, born in 2011 in Jimma. The child was found abandoned in Jimma Town by a police officer. Bona was placed in Bethzatha Children’s Home Association and adopted to Switzerland.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent

Child’s Information

ChildGender of Child Boy

Year of child’s birth 2011

Ethiopian birth name of child Bona Jimma

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2011

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Bona was found in Oromia region, Jimma Zone, Jimma Town, Seto Somera Area in 2011.

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

Region child found Oromia

Zone child found Jimma – Oromia Region

City/town child(ren) found Jimma

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment He was wrapped in old garment under a fence.

Police officer involved with the case Sgt. Atsede Geleta

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Mani per L’infanzia, Switzerland

Witnesses: C/L Jemal Hadji (police officer) and Aregash (House wife)

Orphanage/care center #1

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

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Etenesh Befikadu

Region of orphanage or care center Oromia

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Second orphanage Mani per l’infanzia,  Addis Ababa but Switzerland organization: Pro Etiopia Infanzia

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