Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of girl born 2012. Her name at the time of adoption was Amarti Biftu but this name might have been from an orphanage. She was in Bright Vision Orphanage in Addis Ababa. She was adopted as an infant through a private adoption via the lawyer Anchalew Bure to Greek parents living in Dubai.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent
Gender of Child Girl
Additional information about child’s ethnicity possibly Oromo ?
Year of child’s birth 2012
Name of child at the time of adoption Amarti Biftu
Ethiopian birth name of child Mihret Getachew or Amarti Biftu
Age of child at adoption 0-12 months
Year child was adopted 2013
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2012
To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished
Region of relinquishment Addis Ababa region in Ethiopia
Zone of relinquishment Addis Ababa zone
City/town of relinquishment Addis Ababa
Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes
Additional information The name she had was Amarti Biftu probably from the orphanage she was before? we are not sure. At the birth certificate the name of birth is Ambo.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed No adoption agency was involved in the process.
List adoption agency workers with titles if known The Lawyer Anchalew Bure (who died a few years ago) was responsible for the adoption.
Adoptive Country Greece
Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption We are Greeks but we adopted our daughter while living in Dubai.
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Bright Vision
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known The director at that time was a woman who was social worker but do not remember her name.
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
Additional information about this orphanage or care center The orphanage was small with only a few kids at that time. It later closed. I think the rights of this orphanage have been transferred to Shamida Orphanage in Addis.