Adoptive parent searching for Ethiopian family of boy born in 2008. He was found on March 30, 2009 at 3pm at a place called Gebriel sefer in Kombolcha, Amhara region. He was approximately 10 months old. He was taken to Bête Hitsanet Orphanage and adopted to the USA through World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP) in 2009.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent
Gender of Child Boy
Year of child’s birth 2008
Name of child at the time of adoption Dawit
Age of child at adoption 0-12 months
Year child was adopted 2009
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 Amhara Region
Zone child(ren) found South Wollo – Amhara Region
City/town child(ren) found Kombolcha
Details of child(ren)’s abandonment The baby boy was found abandoned on March 30, 2009 at 3pm in Kombolcha woreda/district at a place called Gebriel sefer. The boy was approximately 10 months old. It is unclear if the boy was found by police, or by someone named Mohammed Y. who gave information about the boy.
Police officer involved with the case Shimeles T. (Deputy Inspector) was the authorized person who signed on the letter written to the South Wollo Zone Social and Labor Affairs Office.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP) (USA)
List adoption agency workers with titles if known Ato Teklu Abera (WACAP lawyer in Ethiopia)
Adoptive Country USA
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Bête Hitsanet
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Menywab A., Fati I.
Region of orphanage or care center Amhara Region
Zone of orphanage or care center South Wollo – Amhara Region
City/Town of orphanage or care center Kombolcha