Adoptee Search: Boy Found 2008 in Bahir Dar Adopted 2009 to USA through WACAP

Adoptive parents searching for child’s Ethiopian family. A boy was found near a police station in Bahir Dar, Amhara Region in early 2009. He is believed to have been born at the end of 2008. He was taken to Bête Hitsanet orphanage. His identifying information includes clothing and scars. He was adopted to the USA in 2009 through World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP).

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Child’s Information

Baby at 0-12 months

Gender of Child Boy

Year of child’s birth 2008

Name of child at the time of adoption Yamlaksira

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2009

Additional information He had several scars at the time of adoption.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2008

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Amhara Region

Zone child(ren) found Bahir Dar – Amhara Region

City/town child(ren) found Bahir Dar

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment He was born around the end of November 2008. He was found near a police station in early December 2008. There is a record of the clothes he was wearing. He stayed at Bete Hitsanet in Bahir Dar for several weeks. In January 2009 went to the WACAP house in Addis Ababa.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP) (USA)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Ato Teklu, country director for WACAP

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Bête Hitsanet

Region of orphanage or care center Amhara Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Bahir Dar – Amhara Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Bahir Dar

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption WACAP agency transitional home

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

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