Adoptee Search: Girl Born 2014 in Addis Ababa Found in Church Adopted to Australia in 2015 through a Private Facilitator and Kebebe Tsehai and Edget Orphanage

Adoptive Parent Searching for Ethiopian Family of girl Samrawit born in Addis Ababa in 2014. She was found in Gerji Mariyam Church as a day old infant and taken to Kebebe Tsehai. She was adopted to Australia in 2015 through an unknown agency via Kebebe Tsehai and Edget Orphanage. 

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Child’s Information

Samrawit at 6 weeks

Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Year of child’s birth 2014

Name of child at the time of adoption Samrawit Kebebetsehay

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2015

Additional information Samrawit has a small birthmark on her left arm. This may not have been visible at birth.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2014

Samrawit at 3 days.

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Addis Ababa Region

Zone child(ren) found Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town child(ren) found Addis Ababa

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Samrawit was abandoned in 2014 in Bole Sub City in Gerji Mariyam Church compound around 10am. Samrawit was found by Ms Bezawit W. and Aregawi G. Samrawit was left on a bench while the church service was going on. She was folded in cloth and was 1 day old.

Police officer involved with the case A/S Husen, Bole Police

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Private adoption

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Agent: Samson 

Adoptive Country Australia

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kebebe Tsehay

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Samrawit was at Kebebe Tsehay Orphanage for 3 days. She entered the Orphanage at 1 day old on 25/11/2014 & went onto Edget Orphanage on the 28/11/2014.

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

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Edget Orphanage

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Director of Orphanage: Sister Zane Mekuanint.

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 Edget Orphanage has now closed down due to the government closure of international adoptions.

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