Adoptee Search: Girl born 1996 adopted to Italy in 2006 through Betesaida

Adopted Person Searching for Ethiopian Family of girl Heven born 1996. She was relinquinshed in 2005 by her uncle, a doctor in Addis Ababa. She was adopted in 2006 to Italy through CIFA via Betesaida. Heven has a brother Teddy who she believes is still in Ethiopia. Photo of uncle and some cousins is on file.

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Child’s Information


Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Year of child’s birth 1996

Name of child at the time of adoption  Heven Fikre

Age of child at adoption 12 years

Year child was adopted 2006

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. I do not remember the name of my uncle and my many cousins. I lived in my uncle’s house who was a doctor in Addis Ababa, in a very rich neighborhood. My uncle had sons who lived with him and 3 or 4 others in america. They took me to the orphanage of Addis Ababa, called Betesaida.

Are you searching for another child from the same Ethiopian family? Yes

Give data about other children from the same Ethiopian family I have a brother left in Ethiopia and I think he was called Teddy Fikre, and he did not live in Addis Ababa.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 10 years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2005

Region of origin Addis Ababa Region

Zone of origin Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town of origin Addis Ababa

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed CIFA (Italy)

Adoptive Country Italy

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Betesaida

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Zone Addis Ababa

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

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