Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family. Twin girls born in 1997 in or near Jimma, Oromia Region. Their paperwork states they were found at someones home in Jimma in October/November 1997. They were taken by police to the Missionaries of Charity in Jimma for 2-3 days before they were brought to Addis Ababa where they stayed in Missionaries of Charity and another orphanage for 8 month. In 1998 they were adopted to Denmark through AC International Child Support / AC Boernehjaelp.
Submitted by Adoptee
Gender of Child Girl / Girl twins
Ethnicity of Child Amhara
Year of child’s birth 1997
Ethiopian birth name of child Sara and Saba
Age of child at adoption 0-12 months
Year child was adopted 1998
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. We are twins looking for family in Ethiopia. We don’t know any names, the specific location or any other useful information.
Additional information Sara has a big birthmark on the right thigh.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1997
To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned
Region child(ren) found Oromia Region
Zone child(ren) found Jimma – Oromia Region
City/town child(ren) found Jimma
Details of child(ren)’s abandonment We were found by the police. We don’t know the clothing or the specific location. We have a paper that says that we were abandoned in someones home. We once called Missionaries of Charity and a nurse told us that we were found in Jimma – but we don’t know for sure. We know for sure that we were brought to Missionaries of Charity in October/November 1997 by the police.
Police officer involved with the case We were told that police from Zonal Police Station in Jimma found us.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed AC International Child Support / AC Boernehjaelp (Denmark)
Adoptive Country Denmark
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Missionaries of Charity
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 we stayed in Missionaries of Charity in Jimma for 2-3 days before we were brought to Addis Ababa where we stayed in Missionaries and another orphanage in 8 month.