Adoptee Search: Girl Born 1990 Found in Bishoftu Oromia Region Adopted to Belgium in 1991

Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family. Girl born in 1990 and found at the estimated age of one month on October 27, 1990 at the gates of the Betlehem orphanage in Bishoftu, Oromia Region. She was adopted to Belgium in 1991 through Sourirs d’enfants. 

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Child’s Information

Current photo of Konjit

Gender of Child Girl

Year of child’s birth 1990

Name of child at the time of adoption – include nicknames Konjit

Age of child at adoption  0-12 months

Year child was adopted 1991 

Additional information She has a birthmark (small black dot above the upper lip). tâche de naissance ( petit  point noir au dessus de la lèvre supérieure ).

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1990

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Oromia Region

Zone child(ren) found  East Shewa Zone

City/town child(ren) found Bishoftu

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment I was abandoned on October 27, 1990 at the gates of the Bethlehem Orphanage in Bishoftu (Debre Zeit Kebele 1). At 6 am a farmer discovered me and called the guard of the orphanage. I was very undernourished. I was 1 month old. My birth is estimated on September 27, 1990. The orphanage was run by Finnish Protestants. I was adopted in Belgium.

J’ai été abandonnée le  27 octobre 1990 aux portes de l’orphelinat de Betlehem à Bishoftu (Debre Zeit Kebele 1). A 6h du matin un fermier m’a découvert et à appelé le garde de l’orphelinat. J’étais très sous alimentée. J’avais 1 mois . Ma naissance est estimée au 27 septembre 1990.  L’orphelinat était tenu par des protestants finlandais.  J’ai été adoptée en Belgique. Il n’y a pas de trace de ma famille biologique.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Sourirs d’enfants 

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Assafash / Woldo

Adoptive Country Belgium

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption UNKNOWN orphanage possibly Bethlehem Orphanage 

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known The director is called Seija Vahakuopus. la directrice s’appelle SeijaVahakuopus

Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region

Zone of orphanage or care center  East Shewa Zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center Bishoftu / Debre Zebit

Additional information about this orphanage or care center It has become a seminary center. Il est devenu un centre de séminaire.

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