Adoptee Search: Girl Born in Addis Ababa 1991 Adopted to the Netherlands through Stichting Afrika via Abebech Gobena

Female adoptee, birth name Elsabeth, searching for Ethiopian family. She was born in 1991 in Addis Ababa. According to Konjit D., the woman who claimed to have found the child, the mother was a young employee, around 18/19, who became pregnant while working at Konjit’s beauty salon / hotel. She gave birth at the business and a few days later left. She was adopted in 1991 to the Netherlands through Stichting Afrika via Abebech Gobena. Additional photos of her birth place as well as photos of Konjit are available.

Submitted by Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

January 1992

Gender of Child Girl

Year of child’s birth 1991

Name of child at the time of adoption – include nicknames  Elsabeth

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 1991

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family According to the woman who claimed to have found the child, the mother was a young employee, around 18/19, who became pregnant while working at her beauty salon / hotel. She gave birth at the business and a few days later left.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Location where child was born and abandoned

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1991

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Addis Ababa Region

Zone child(ren) found Addis Ababa zone

City/town child(ren) found Addis Ababa

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment According to the reported finder, Konjit D., the child was left at a few days old by her mother in one of the rooms of the hotel / beauty salon that she owned. The Abebech Gobena orphanage has in their file that the child was brought by the Swedish hospitality on September 21st, 1991 western calendar/ 10-01-1984 Ethiopian calendar.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Stichting Afrika (Netherlands)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Alemu Tadesse

Adoptive Country Netherlands

Orphanage/care center #1

Age of Child in Photo
4 month, Nov 91

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Abebech Gobena Yehsanat Kebkabena Limat Dirijit

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

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