Adoptee Search: Boy from Gondar born 2009 Adopted to USA in 2010 through Gladney Center for Adoption via Bridge of Hope

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.

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Child’s Information

Habtamu 1yr old

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

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