Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of boy, birth name Mussie, born in Amahar Region in 2010. His mother’s name is unknown but he is said to have been born in Debre Berhan in the home of Mrs. Bezawork W. He was adopted in 2010 to the USA through Celebrate Children International via Covenant Orphanage.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent
Gender of Child Boy
Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN
Additional information about child’s ethnicity He was born in the Amahar Region but we are unsure if that is his ethnicity.
Year of child’s birth 2010
Name of child at the time of adoption Mussie
Age of child at adoption 0-12 months
Year child was adopted 2010
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. We were told our son’s birth mother’s name was unknown. We were told she disappeared after giving birth to him in the home of Mrs. Bezawork W. Police relinquished Mussie to Yekalekidane bet Kirestan orphanage in Debr Brehan because he was abandoned. The orphanage them moved him to a different orphanage in Holeta where he stayed until we brought him home in November of 2010.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2010
To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned
Region child(ren) found Amhara Region
Zone child(ren) found North Shewa zone
City/town child(ren) found Debre Berhan
Details of child(ren)’s abandonment The unknown mother of child Mussie has disappeared after giving birth to this child in the home of Mrs. Bezawork W.
Police officer involved with the case It says the police relinquished him to the Yekaledkidane bet kirestan orphanage
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Celebrate Children International (USA)
List adoption agency workers with titles if known Sue Hedberg, Angela Vance
Adoptive Country USA
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Covenant Orphanage
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Yekaledkidane bet kirestan orphanage in Debr Brehan. I believe the orphanages also went by the name Covenant Orphanges, with one in Debr Brehan and one in Ethiopia. The director’s name was Pochi and my son’s nanny was Simey (unsure of spelling)
Region of orphanage or care center Amhara Region
Zone of orphanage or care center North Shewa zone
City/Town of orphanage or care center Debre Berhan
Additional information about this orphanage or care center My son was moved from the orphanage in Debr Brehan to Holeta and the orphanage in Holeta was called Covenant Orphanages.
Orphanage/care center #2
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Covenant Orphanages
Region of orphanage or care center region in Amhara Ethiopia
Zone of orphanage or care center Oromia – Amhara Region
City/Town of orphanage or care center Holeta
Additional information about this orphanage or care center Pochi was the orphanage director