Adoptee Search: Girl Born 2012 Adopted 2013 to Greek Family in Dubai via Bright Vision Orphanage

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.

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Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
5-6 months

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.  

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