Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family. Girl born 1996 in Hawassa, birth name Betelhem/ Bethelhem. She was raised by a woman named Woldé Z. who had two older children, Negatu and Elfa / “Mimi”. Wolde Z. admitted her to the Toukoul orphanage through the Ministry of Social Affairs of Awassa in 2002. She was adopted to France in 2002 through Les Amis des Enfants du Monde via Toukoul Orphanage.
Submitted by Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family
Gender of Child Girl
Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN
Additional information about child’s ethnicity Born in Hawassa
Year of child’s birth 1996
Name of child at the time of adoption – include nicknames Betelhem, Bethelhem, Betty
Ethiopian birth name of child – include nicknames Bethelhem (orthographe possible)
Age of child at adoption 6 years
Year child was adopted 2002
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. I was raised by a woman named Woldé Z. who had two other children who were older, a boy named Negatu and a girl, Elfa (her nickname was “Mimi”). J’ai été élevé par une femme qui s’appelle Woldé Z. qui avait deux autres enfants à sa charge, qui sont plus âgés, un garçon qui s’appelle Negatu et une fille, Elfa (son surnom était “Mimi”).
Are you searching for another child from the same Ethiopian family? Yes
Give data about other children from the same Ethiopian family Negatu and Elfa (“Mimi”)
Additional information A scar following a burn on one knee. Une cicatrice suite à une brûlure sur un genou.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 6 years
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2002
Region of origin Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Southern Nations
Zone of origin Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Sidama – Southern Nations
City/town of origin Awasa
Give information about how the child became available for adoption Admitted to the Toukoul orphanage through the Ministry of Social Affairs of Awassa, the woman who took the steps to bring her to the orphanage is the same who took care of her, Woldé Z. Admise à l’orphelinat du Toukoul par l’intermédiaire du Ministère des Affaires Sociales d’Awassa, la femme qui s’est occupée des démarches pour la faire entrer à l’orphelinat est la même qui s’est occupée d’elle, Woldé Z.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Les Amis des Enfants du Monde (France)
Adoptive Country France
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Toukoul Orphanage
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Mr. Hailu Tadesse : Director
Zabider : Nanny , Mr. Daniel Haile : Representant
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 that could be useful to the case There was the nurse, who was called “sister” (Nun?)