Ethiopian family searching for girl, Bethlehem, born in Addis Ababa in 1985 and adopted in 1989 at age of 4 to Sweden through Swedish Friends of Children/Barnens Vänner (Sweden). Grandmother was primary caregiver until age of 4 when she was said to be relinquished to Swedish Missionary and adopted in 1989.
Submitted by Ethiopian Relative
Gender of Child Girl
Ethnicity of Child Amhara
Additional information about child’s ethnicity Amhara
Year of child’s birth Born in 1985
Name of child at the time of adoption Bethlehem Birhanu
Ethiopian birth name of child Bethlehem Birhanu
Age of child at adoption 4 years
Year child was adopted 1989 Year of Adoption
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known Bethlehem born in Addis Ababa 1985. Her grandmother, Ayalnesh Belete was a primary care giver until she was given up for adoption to Swedish Missionary at age 4. As her mother remember her, she was a beautiful little girl with long and straight hair. Bethlehem’s mother and family looking for her to reuniting.
Additional information She has a minor disability in her head area struggle to hold her head straight, which could be some type of neurological disorder.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 4 years
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1989
To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished
Region of relinquishment Addis Ababa Region
Zone of relinquishment Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region
City/town of relinquishment Addis Ababa
Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Ayalnesh Belete, grandmother
Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes
Police officer involved with the case unable to provide this information.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Swedish Friends of Children/Barnens Vänner (Sweden)
Adoptive Country Sweden
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption UNKNOWN orphanage
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Unknown
Region of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN region in Ethiopia
Zone of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN zone
City/Town of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN city or town