Adoptee Search: Girl born 1988 in Addis Ababa Adopted as an infant to the Netherlands through Stichting Afrika via Bethlehem Orphanage

Adopted Person searching for Ethiopian Family of girl Hanna born 1988. She was found at the Merkato in Addis Ababa at 6 months of age. She was adopted to the Netherlands in 1989 through Stichting Afrika (Netherlands) via Bethlehem Orphanage in Debre Zeit.

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Child’s Information

Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Could be Oromo or Somali

Year of child’s birth 1989

Name of child at the time of adoption Hanna

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 1989

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. No information, child was found at the Merkato market, went to the hospital in Addis Ababa and after that brought to the Betlehem orphanage in Debre Zeit

Additional information She has two of the same scars on her knees, and a scar of an injection on her right shoulder.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1989

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

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Around 6 month old baby was found wrapped in sheets at the Merkato market in Addis Ababa. She was brought to the police station and from there to the Black Lion hospital.

Police officer involved with the case Unknown

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Stichting Afrika (Netherlands)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Child was taken care of in the orphanage by a girl named Hanita who named her Hanna.

Adoptive Country Netherlands

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Bethlehem, Debre Zeit

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known This orphanage was under supervision of Airi Tomi and her care taker was a young girl named Hanita.

Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Adama – Oromia Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Bishoftu

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Orphanage is closed. The owner Airi Tomi moved to Hawassa.

Additional information that could be useful to the case There is not much info about the case. Around 6 month old baby was found at the Merkato market in Addis Ababa. She was brought to the police station and from there to the Black Lion hospital. From the Black Lion hospital she was brought to the Betlehem orphanage in Debre Zeit (Bishoftu).

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