Girl Adoptee Born 1989 In Gambela Adopted in 1993 to Finland via Missionaries of Charity and Interpedia

Female adopted person / adoptee searching for her Ethiopian family. She was born in 1989 likely in the Gambela region. Her birth name might have been Workabeba. She had surgery done at an unknown Gambela hospital and still has a scar on her throat from the medical treatment. She has information that her mother died in Gambella Missionaries of charity but there is no record of that happening. At the age of 2, in 1991, she was taken from Gambella to Sidist Kilo/ Mother Teresa hospital in Addis Ababa. She was then cared for at the Missionaries of Charity orphanage in Addis until she was adopted to Finland in 1993 via Interpedia.

Submitted by Adopted Person/Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age in photo
3 yrs

Gender of Child female

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Year of child’s birth 1989

Ethiopian birth Name of Child  Possible name Workabeba

Name of child at the time of adoption Workabeba

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 2

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1992

Age of child at adoption 4

Year child was adopted 1993

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child Surgery done at Gambela hospital , hospital name is unknown. Scar on throat from this surgery/ medical treatment.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed  Interpedia (Finland)

Country to which the child was adopted Finland

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed 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

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed -UNKNOWN orphanage

Information for Relinquished Children

Age of Child in Photo
4years

Region where child was relinquished Gambela Region

Zone where child was relinquished -UNKNOWN zone

City/town where child was relinquished -UNKNOWN city or town

Additional information that could be useful in making a match According to my adoption documents i was abandoned and was taken to Mother Teresa hospital in Addis Ababa. I was taken care of by the missionaries before i was adopted to Finland in 1993. I don’t know my real birth date, the one I have was given to me when adopted.

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