Adoptee Search for Family of Girl Born in 2009 from Shashemene Adopted to the USA via Adoption Advoactes in WA

Adoptive parent searching for Ethiopian family of girl possibly named Bedatu. She was born in 2009 and adopted in 2010 to the USA using Adoption Advocates International (WA state). The child was in Biruh Zemen Orphanage for a short time before being transferred to Addis Ababa.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Gender of Child Girl

Year of child’s birth 2009

Name of child at the time of adoption  Bedatu

Ethiopian birth name of child Bedatu “possible name”

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2010

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family unknown

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 Oromia Region

Zone child(ren) found Arsi – Oromia Region

City/town child(ren) found Shashamane

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment found by river “Esa” (the big river). Picked up by police officer after being told about her by a woman or brought to police station by same woman.

Police officer involved with the case Possibly Officer Amina

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA)

Adoptive Country USA

Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption initial orphanage in Shashemene was Biruh Zemen – transferred after 3 days to Adoption Advocates International

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Biruh Zemen

Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Arsi – Oromia Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Shashemene city or town

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Adoption Advocates International

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

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