Adoptee Search: Girl Found in Badessa Oromia Region 2011 Adopted to the USA in 2012 through International Adoption Guides

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of Ettu / Efetu, girl, born in 2011. She was found in Badessa, West Hararghe zone, Oromia Region by an individual named Worknesh. She was taken to hospital in Asebe Tefari/Chiro and then she was sent to IAG Care Center in Addis Ababa in September 2011. She was adopted to the USA in 2012 via International Adoption Guides .

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family.

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
Intake 2-4 months old

Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child Oromo

Year of child’s birth  2011

Name of child at the time of adoption Eftu

Ethiopian birth name of child Eftu, Efetu

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2012

Additional information Abandonment listed on paperwork, We met finders/social worker in Badessa where she was said to be found. She may have stayed a few days at Bethzata Orphanage.  Orphanage worker and finders shared that she was very ill (photos demonstrate she was extremely malnourished).  Worker said she went to hospital in Asebe Tefari/Chiro and then she was sent to IAG Care Center in Addis Ababa with many other infant children in September 2011.  Her birthday may be anywhere from May – July 2011 (date guesstimated and given to us was July 28, 2011.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2011

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Oromia Region

Zone child(ren) found West Hararghe – Oromia Region

City/town child(ren) found UNKNOWN city or town

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Found in Badessa, finder was Worknesh and a gentleman and his wife (he works for family center in town) took her in for a few days before connecting with the orphanage. She was found in a crossroads, beside or perhaps in a ravine in a highly trafficed area near her finder’s house. Her finder actually said that other women found child and brought to her.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed  International Adoption Guides (USA)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Jim Harding, Temple Post, Haile Ayalneh

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Age of Child in Photo
10 months adoption trip/March 2012

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 UNKNOWN zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center Chiro

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Biftu Orphanage in Chiro/Asebe Tefari

Additional information that could be useful to the case Beza Amare

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