Adoptee Search: Boy born 2004 adopted to the USA in 2004 though Kidane Mehret

Male born in 2004, adopted independently to the USA through Kidane Mehret Orphanage in 2004. He was born in August 2004 and arrived at Kidane Mehret in Addis Ababa on September 9, 2004. He was left at Kidane Mehret with a letter from a government employee of Arada Sub-City, Kebele 11/12.

Submitted by: Adoptive parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age in photo: infant
Age in photo: infant

Gender of Child: male

Ethnicity of Child: UNKNOWN

Year of child’s birth: 2004

Name of child at the time of adoption: Timotwos

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage: 2004

Age of child at adoption: 0-12 months

Year child was adopted: 2004 

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child: 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families: 0

Additional information about the child: Timotwos (born August 2004; arrived at Kidane Mehret Orphanage in Addis Ababa on September 9, 2004.

Sister Lutgarda of Kidane Mehret stated that she estimated that he was probably 6 weeks old when he arrived at the orphanage. He had a necklace made of yarn around his neck colored red, green and yellow. Sister Lutgarda named him Timotwos. He was delivered with the letter below:

Arada Sub-City

Office of Kebele 11/12 Administration

No. AR/K/K/K11/12/659/97

Date: 14/09/2004

To: Kidane Mihiret Humanitarian Organization

Addis Ababa

Subject: Cooperation

The staff of the office has found a male child who is lost in kebele 11/12 region, and for there is no party claiming the child, that requesting the organization to bring up him considering this fact by taking it from the staff, we like to thank you deeply for the cooperation to be extended for us.

Circular Seal

Arada Sub-City

Office of Kebele 11/12 Administration

With regards,


Abebech Yirdaw

Arada Sub-City Kebele 11/12

General Service Worker

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed: UNKNOWN Adoption Agency

Additional adoption agency information: Adopted independently myself

Country to which child was adopted: USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed: Kidane Mehret

Orphanage or care center representative: Sister Lutgarda

Region of orphanage or care center: Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center: UNKNOWN zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center: Addis Ababa

Information for Abandoned Children

Name of person who found the child: Abebech Yirdaw

Relationship or title of person who found the child: government worker, Arada Sub-City Kebele 11/12

Region where child was found: Addis Ababa Region

Zone where child was found: UNKNOWN zone

City/town where child was found: Addis Ababa

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