Mission Statement, Guiding Principles, and Model

Our Mission.

Beteseb Felega – Ethiopian Adoption Connection is a grassroots effort to reconnect family members separated by adoption and to provide compassionate support to adoptees, birth family members, and adoptive parents. Our internet database contains Ethiopian adoption information provided by adopted people/adoptive parents and birth families who are looking for each other.


 ቤተሰብ ፍለጋ ወይም የኢትዮጵያ ጉዲፈቻ ትስስር ፤ በጉዲፈቻ ምክንያት የተለያዩ የቤተሰብ አባላትን የሚያገናኝ ድርጅት ሲሆን ለጉዲፈቻ ልጆች ለተፈጥሮ ወላጆችእንዲሁም ለጉዲፈቻ ወላጆች በጠለቀ መረዳትና በርኅራኄ የተሞላ የድጋፍ አገልግሎትን ይሰጣል፡፡ በድህረ ገፃችን ላይ ያለው የመረጃ ቋትም በመፈላለግ ላይ ባሉ የጉዲፈቻልጆች፤ የጉዲፈቻ ወላጆች እና የተፈጥሮ ወላጆች የሰፈረ የኢትዮጵያውያን የጉዲፈቻ መረጃ የሚያሳይ ነው፡፡

Guiding Principles.

Ethiopian adoptees and natural families are the focus of our work.

Ethiopian adoptees have a right to know their roots, and their histories belong to them. 

Ethiopian families deserve their own post adoption services on their own terms, independent of their relationship status with adoptive families. Our social workers are devoted to their concerns.

Adoptive parents can be a valuable and cherished support system for their adopted child in search and reunion. Adoptive parents of minor children are guardians of precious family history.

Adoption search and reunion is a personal matter.

We do this work in the name of justice for adoptees and their Ethiopian families.

Our Model.

Our social workers in Ethiopia are agents of and for Ethiopian families directly. Their work is funded by the organization, not by individual adoptive families. Our intent is to balance the power dynamic as much as possible within disparate economic situations. The result of this is that Ethiopian families have a dedicated support system that is unencumbered by finances and independent of support from adoptees/adoptive families.

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