Ethiopian Family Search: Girl born in 1985 adopted in 1989 to Sweden via Swedish Friends of Children/Barnens Vänner

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

Child’s Information

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

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