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.
Submitted by Adopted Person
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).