Adoptive Parent searching for the Ethiopian Family of a girl named Neima born 2012. She was found in Ciro / Asebe Teferi with an unrelated infant and they were taken to Biftu Orphanage by a police officer. Neima was adopted to the USA through Adoption Avenues in 2012.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent
Gender of Child Girl
Ethnicity of Child Oromo
Year of child’s birth 2012
Ethiopian birth name of child Neima
Age of child at adoption 0-12 months
Year child was adopted 2012
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 West Hararghe – Oromia Region
City/town child(ren) found Ciro / Asebe Teferi
Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Neima was found in front of a khat farmer’s gate at aprox 6am on June 25, 2012. The couple who found her are named Miski M. I. (wife) and Hussen (husband). Another baby was also found by this family together with Neima, the same estimated age as Neima. The family took the babies to the police where they were sent to Biftu orphanage. Two investigations have been done and the finding family is not aware of any birth family. A DNA test was done and Neima is not biologically related to the child who she was found with.
Police officer involved with the case Chief Sargent Lomi Shumi
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Adoption Avenues (USA)
List adoption agency workers with titles if known Radu was the administrator of AA in Portland Oregon, USA. The partnership was with Biftu orphanage in Oromia.
Adoptive Country USA
Additional information regarding adoption agency The child that was found with Neima was referred to a family in the USA through West Sands adoption agency, which was partnered with Adoption Avenues.
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Biftu Orphanage
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Aynalem Mengestu (Biftu orphanage manager), Tarek (Biftu Director)
Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region
Zone of orphanage or care center West Hararghe – Oromia Region
City/Town of orphanage or care center Ciro / Asebe Teferi
Additional information about this orphanage or care center This is the orphanage where Neima was taken the day she was found.
Orphanage/care center #2
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Adoption Avenues Foster Home
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Adoption Avenues Social Worker: Lensa Tesfaye
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 that could be useful to the case Neima was estimated to be one month old when she is found but we are not 100% sure that is correct. It could be off by a few weeks or so.