Adoptee Search: Girl Born 2012 Found as Infant in Sululta Oromia Adopted to the USA via Biftu Orphanage

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of girl born in 2012. She was found when she was approximately 10 days old by a Police Officer named Terefesh N. near a mosque in the town of Sululta, Oromia Special Zone Addis Ababa Surroundings.  She was extremely small, likely premature, and malnourished. She was adopted in 2013 to the USA through Adoption Avenues via Biftu Orphanage.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
1 month

Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child Oromo

Year of child’s birth  2012

Name of child at the time of adoption Kena

Ethiopian birth name of child  Possible name Kena

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2013

Additional information Small scar on top of left hand near wrist

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 Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Oromia Region

Zone child(ren) found Oromia Special Zone Surrounding Finfinne – Oromia Region

City/town child(ren) found Sululta

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Kena was found when she was approximately 10 days old by a Police Officer named Terefesh N.  She was possibly found near a mosque in the town of Sululta, Kebele 01, Zone: Oromia Special Zone Addis Ababa Surroundings.  She was extremely small, likely premature, and malnourished.

Police officer involved with the case Terefesh N. was listed as the police officer finding Kena. 

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Adoption Avenues (USA)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Dr. Radu Baila – International Program Director at Adoption Avenues ETHIOPIAN Attorney:  LEMU GIRMA Adoption Avenues Foster Home Nannies :  Sister, Worknesh, Saba, Freta

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Biftu Orphanage

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 about this orphanage or care center BIFTU CHILD CENTER ASSOCIATION in Nifas Silek Lafto Subcity, Kebele 08

Orphanage/care center #2

Age of Child in Photo
7 months

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Adoption Avenues Foster Home

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known The head of the care center was known as “Sister” Additional nannies:  Saba, Worknesh, and Freta

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 about this orphanage or care center GULELE  SUB CITY KEBELE 08/16  

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