Adoptee Search: Girl born 2009 and adopted 2009 through Bethany Christian Services using Shalom Child Hopes

Female born in 2009, ethnicity Sidama, adopted as a baby to the USA through Bethany Christian Services (USA) via Shalom Orphanage. She has a sunken chest bone and her Ethiopian name is Nuhamin Balcha. She was found in Awassa, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, SNNPR.

Submitted by: Adoptive parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo 4 months
Age of Child in Photo 4 months

Gender of Child: female

Ethnicity of Child: Sidama

Year of child’s birth: Born in 2009

Ethiopian birth Name of Child:  Nuhamin Balcha

Name of child at the time of adoption: Nuhamin Balcha

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage: 2009

Age of child at adoption:  0-12 months

Year child was adopted: 2009

Additional information about the child: sunken chest bone

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed: Bethany Christian Services (USA)

Country to which the child was adopted: USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed: UNKNOWN 

Orphanage or care center representative: Shalom / Shalom Child Hopes

Other orphanage or care center workers: Abraham, Isreal

Zone of orphanage or care center:  Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region SNNPR, Sidama

City/Town of orphanage or care center: Awasa, Hawassa, Awassa

Additional information about this orphanage or care center: Located in Hawassa, SNNPR

Information for Abandoned Children

Name of person who found the child: Tesfanesh 

Relationship or title of person who found the child: said to be random person

Region where child was found: Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region SNNPR

City/town where child was found: Awasa, Hawassa, Awassa

Police Officer involved with the case: there is no police officer or police report that can be located (per searcher)

Additional information that could be useful in making a match: was said to have had umbilical cord still attached when found

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