Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family of boy from Gondar born in 2009. Habtamu was discovered in 2009 in Gondar in a leather carrier with seashells on it. He was adopted to the USA in 2010 through Gladney Center for Adoption via Bridge of Hope orphanage in Gondar and Gladney Foster Care in Addis Ababa.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent
Gender of Child Boy
Ethnicity of Child Unknown
Year of child’s birth 2009
Name of child at the time of adoption Habtamu
Age of child at adoption 0-12 months
Year child was adopted 2010
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. From the Gondar area. Left in town in a traditional leather carrier with seashells on it. Found around 2am.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009
To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned
Region child(ren) found Amhara Region
Zone child(ren) found North Gondar – Amhara Region
City/town child(ren) found Gondar
Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Found at 2am in the city of Gondar. Was in a traditional leather carrier with seashells on it. Found by people in the city and turned over to the police immediately.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Gladney Center for Adoption (USA)
Adoptive Country USA
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Bridge of Hope
Region of orphanage or care center Amhara Region
Zone of orphanage or care center – North Gondar
City/Town of orphanage or care center Gondar
Orphanage/care center #2
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Gladney Center for Adoptions
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Special mom was Rosa.
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