Adoptee Search: Boy born 2013 in Addis Ababa Adopted to USA in 2015 through Illien Adoptions via Bete Saida and Kebebe Tsehai

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family of boy Abenet found by a priest at 2 months of age in Gulele Addis Ababa wrapped in a red towel and scarf. Abi was adopted to the USA in 2015 through Illien Adoptions via Bete Saida and Kebebe Tsehay.

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Child’s Information

Gender of Child Boy

Abi at 18 months

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Year of child’s birth 2013

Ethiopian birth name of child  Abenet Kebebetsehay, Abenet, Abi

Age of child at adoption 1 year

Year child was adopted 2015

Are you searching for another child from the same Ethiopian family? No

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2013

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Addis Ababa Region

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

City/town child(ren) found Addis Ababa

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment A male child with approximate age of 2 months was found abandoned on 16/01/2014 at night 5:30 at Gullele / Gulele sub city kebele 04 particular place Batawi.  The child was covered with a red towel and scarf. The child was found by priest Hailegiorgis W. who informed Co/l Mitiku Silash on guard.  The guard brought him to Gullele sub city Police Department.

Police officer involved with the case Co/l Mitiku Sieshi  A.A Kehene Police Station.   Co/l Aschalaw Alula; Lema G. Hiwot – Investigation Head A.A/G/P/D, kebele, woreda.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Illien Adoptions (USA)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Tsedey Tefera

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Bete Saida

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

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kebebe Tsehay

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Amzen M. – Care giver

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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