Adoptee Search: Boy from Adama born 2011 Adopted to USA through Adoption Avenues

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family of boy, Birhanu, born 2011. He was found in Adama and adopted to USA in 2014 through Adoption Avenues and Love Beyond Borders.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent

Child’s Information

Gender of Child Boy

Birhanu at 3 months

Ethnicity of Child Unknown

Year of child’s birth 2014

Name of child at the time of adoption Birhanu

Age of child at adoption  3 years

Year child was adopted 2014

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. It is possible that Birhanu’s mom may have had serious health issues at the time of his birth.

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

Additional information He has birthmarks on his legs. He has crossed toes on both feet.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2014

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Oromia Region

Zone child(ren) found Adama – Oromia Region

City/town child(ren) found Adama

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Woreda 2nd

A Person who took the child from abandonment place: 2nd District police.

Police officer involved with the case Yosef Yelijoch Bet, testified at RFE hearing in Addis.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Adoption Avenues (USA). Adoption started with A Love Beyond Borders, completed through Adoption Avenues only.

List adoption agency workers with titles Krysta Holden – US rep; Paulos Kedir- social worker in Ethiopia.

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Unknown

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Adoption Avenues Foster Home

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

Additional information that could be useful to the case Birhanu was found at about one month old and brought to an unknown orphanage.  At about 3 months old he got pneumonia and was brought to the Adoption Avenues Foster Home after he recovered.

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