Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of girl born 2013. She was left at Michael Church of Gogecha Kebele in Dukem City on 12/10/2014. She had multiple medical issues. Haset was adopted to the USA in 2017 through Bethany Christian Services via Tesfa Elders and Children and SOS Infants Ethiopia.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent
Gender of Child Girl
Ethnicity of Child Oromo
Year of child’s birth 2013
Name of child at the time of adoption Haset
Age of child at adoption 3 years
Year child was adopted 2017
Additional information Haset cannot move her legs. She has a large head with a U shaped scar that looks like she may have had surgery as an infant. Her feet are clubbed.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2014
To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned
Region child found Oromia Region
Zone child found Oromia Special Zone Surrounding Finfinne – Oromia Region
City/town child(ren) found Dukem City
Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Abandoned at Michael Church of Gogecha Kebele in Dukem City. Haset was handed by an unknown woman to Gadise D on 12/10/2014. The woman asked Gadisse to watch her child for a moment while she set a brick on the church. The woman never returned. Gadise brought Haset to the police station. She was taken to the orphanage Tesfa Elders and Children in Addis Ababa. Haset was estimated to be 10 months old.
Police officer involved with the case Sergeant Genet A.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Bethany Christian Services (USA)
List adoption agency workers with titles if known Tesfahun M, Sidisse B, Senait E
Adoptive Country USA
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Tesfa Elders and Children
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 We were told that this orphanage was shut down due to lack of funds and care for the children living there, and that Haset was moved to SOSEE Gelan in September 2017.
Orphanage/care center #2
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption SOS Infants Ethiopia
Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region
Zone of orphanage or care center Unknown zone
City/Town of orphanage or care center Unknown city or town
Additional information about this orphanage or care center Haset only spent one month at SOSEE Gelan before we traveled to Ethiopia and adopted her. The adoption was finalized through Tesfa Elders and Children, and to the best of our knowledge SOSEE Gelan is not listed on any of the paperwork.