Adoptee Search: Boy born in 1997 Found in Addis in 1998 Adopted to Norway in 1999 through Adopsjonsforum via Kebebe Tsehai

Adopted Person searching for Ethiopian Family of boy Yakob born 1997 in Addis Ababa. He was found in Addis Ababa in 1998 and taken to Kebebe Tsehai. Yakob was adopted to Norway in 1999 at age 2 through Adopsjonsforum via Kebebe Tsehai.

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Child’s Information

Age in photo 2 years

Gender of Child Boy

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Year of child’s birth 1997

Ethiopian birth name of child  Yakob

Age of child at adoption 2 years

Year child was adopted 1999

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Yakob was found Abandoned in Addis December 1998 when he was around 1 years old and taken to Kibebe Tsehay / Kebebe Tsehai Children Orphanage.

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

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 1 year

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1998

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 Unknown

Police officer involved with the case Unknown

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Adopsjonsforum (Norway)

Adoptive Country Norway

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kebebe Tsehay

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 or care center workers and their titles, if known: Assefash Gebreseliase – Adopsjonsforum

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