Adoptee Search: Boy from Addis Ababa Born 2015 Adopted to the USA through Unknown Agency via Kebele Tsehai and Edget Orphanage

Adoptive Parent Searching for Ethiopian Family of Boy Hizkeal. He was found as an infant at a place called Goro Amssa in Addis Ababa in November, 2015. He was adopted to the USA in 2016 through an unknown adoption agency via Kebebe Tsehai and Edget Orphanage.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent

Child’s Information

Hizkeal at 5 months

Gender of Child Boy

Ethnicity of Child Oromo

Year of child’s birth 2015

Name of child at the time of adoption Hizkeal Kebebetsehai

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2016

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

Additional information Hizkeal was found approximately at an age of 3 months, he has a few birthmarks, two on his belly, one slightly shaped like a heart and two around his neck. His ear fold is relatively flat on both ears, its called lidding.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

approximately 6 or 7 months old

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2015

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 Hizkeal’s exact birth date is unknown. Hizkeal was claimed to be abandoned in Addis Ababa, specifically at a place informally called Goro Amssa. He was found abandoned on November 25, 2015 at about 8 o’clock in the evening. Mrs. Tsedenya B. found him in front of her house, next to the gate. Hizkeal wore same color hat and cloth. He was wrapped in pink color cloth. A half empty bottle of milk was placed beside him. She headed for the nearest police station which was Goro police station with Hizkeal. Then she and the police took the baby to Kebebe Tsehai orphanage. Custody of the child was transferred to Kebebe Tsehai Orphanage on the same date on 25th of November 2015. The document states that the child was approximately 3 months old when he was found.

Police officer involved with the case Deputy Sergeant Melese B.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed UNKNOWN Adoption Agency

 We also worked with Samson Tefera who facilitated our adoption.

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kebebe Tsehai

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 about orphanage or care center: After 3 Months (Nov 2015-Jan 2016) at Kebebe Tsehai orphanage Hizkeal was taken to Edget Orphanage

Orphanage care Center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Edget Orphanage

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 about this orphanage or care center From November 2015 til January 2016 Hizkeal was at Kebebe Tsehai orphanage, from then onwards he stayed for til September 2016 at Edget Orphanage. It was run by sister Z.

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