Female Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family. She was born 1988 and found in Addis Ababa Addis Ababa around 3rd police station, 6 kilo, Menen, Yekatit 12, Jan Meda. She was adopted to the Netherlands through Stichting Afrika via Kebebe Tsehai Orphanage in 1989 or 1981 EC.
Submitted by Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family
Gender of Child Female
Year of child’s birth 1988
Name of child at the time of adoption Bethelehem Birla / Betelehem / Bethlem
Ethiopian birth name of child Bethelehem Birla Beyu
Age of child at adoption 1 year
Year child was adopted 1989
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1988
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, Around 3rd police station, 6 kilo, Menen, Yekatit 12, Jan Meda
Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Bethlehem was found at around six months of age. The finding area is somewhere around 3rd police station, 6 kilo, Menen, Yekatit 12, Jan Meda. An unknown woman claimed she found Betelehem but there’s also a story that a police officer found her. Police took her to the Yekatit 12 Hospital in Addis Ababa. The Yekatit 12 Hospital found a place for me at Kebebe Tsehay Orphanage Center.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Stichting Afrika (Netherlands)
Adoptive Country Netherlands
Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption Adopted June 4, 1989 to Holland (Netherlands). There is a picture of Bethelehem and Shibirie Kebret at the Kebebe Tsehai Orphanage, she worked at the Orphanage.
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kebebe Tsehai
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles Shibirie Kebret and Fanaye Zeleke both are caregivers. Miss Azeb Adefresew, Mister Debebe and Meteknesh Teklu were named as witnesses of the adoption and were working at the ministry at that time.
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 Coordinates: 9°2’59″N 38°45’18″E
Additional information that could be useful to the case As a baby, Betelehem had a small scar on her forehead. There are different stories about who found her. Between the hospital land the orphanage there is a big gap of more than four months. That’s remarkable because no one knows where she has been during that time or who took care of her. The name Bethelehem Birla Beyu was probably given at the hospital, that means my biological family knows me by another name.