Adoptee Search: Girl Born 2010 Found Dec 2010 in Bishoftu Adopted 2011 to the USA Celebrate Children International via Elolam Care Center

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of female born 2010. She was found at around one month of age in Dec 2010 in Bishoftu. She was admitted to the Elolam Care Center. She was adopted in 2011 to the USA through Celebrate Children International. 

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
1-2 months

Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child Oromo

Year of child’s birth 2010

Name of child at the time of adoption Chaltu Babagoya Kuriftu

Ethiopian birth name of child Chaltu

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2011

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family None. Documents state that she was found in Bishoftu kebele at 1 month of age in December 2010.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2010

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 Debre Zebit /Bishoftu

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Our documents state that she was found abandoned in a “worn out green bedsheet in a public place by Bishoftu Town Administration Police in December 2010.

Police officer involved with the case Names listed on document as finder: Police Alemnesh. Tesfaye Mekonen signed off on several documents as the police sergeant.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed  Celebrate Children International (USA)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Dereje Yeshidinber- Ethiopian Represenative

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Elolam Care Center

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles Tenagne Tsega is listed as admitting her to the orphanage.

Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region

Zone of orphanage or care center East Shewa zone

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

Orphanage/care center #2

Age of Child in Photo
6 months or less

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Celebrate Children transition house

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa 

 

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