Adopted Person searching for Ethiopian Family of girl born 1988. She was discovered in Adama, Kebele 12 as an infant. After a month in Haile Mariam Mamo Hospital she was adopted to Belgium in 1990 through Sourires d’Enfants via an unknown orphanage. Her mother may have been ill at that time.
Submitted by Adopted Person
Gender of Child Girl
Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN
Year of child’s birth 1988
Name of child at the time of adoption Ethiopia Hailé Mariam Mamo
Age of child at adoption 1 years
Year child was adopted 1990
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Birth mother was probably sick because I was treated against congenital disease when I arrived in my adoptive country.
Additional information Very discreet birthmarks on the left side of my belly (lighter skin)
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 1 year
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1989
To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned
Region child(ren) found Oromia Region
Zone child(ren) found Adama – Oromia Region
City/town child(ren) found Adama
Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Found by a woman living in the neighborhood behind the old flora factory, now Misrak Shoa education office, in Kebele 12. Date : 23/03/1982 (ethiopian calendar) with feeding bottle of tea and a blanket. Hospitalised for one month at Haile Mariam Mamo Hospital. After that, Kebele 12 certified that they didn’t find family and relatives so I was given for adoption.
Police officer involved with the case Ato Alemu T. He is not the officer from the time of my discovery; he was the person in charge of the file at the Kebele.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Sourires d’Enfants (Belgium)
List adoption agency workers with titles if known Francoise PASTOR DELBOUILLE. Now she does not work for this organization anymore. And the adoption agency stopped working with Ethiopia.
Adoptive Country Belgium
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption UNKNOWN orphanage
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Before being adopted I was Hospitalised (for one month) at Haile Mariam Mamo Hospital. I don’t really know if I have been adopted directly from the hospital or if I stayed somewhere before leaving for Belgium but I don’t think so.
Additional information that could be useful to the case There is almost no information in my adoption file.