Monday, August 15, 2011

Falsified Record: "abandoned" but mother easily found

Our child was listed, adopted and granted a visa as an abandoned child. We were told by the adoption agency there was no way to find out anything about his history.  A couple of years after he was adopted, we tried searching.  Our searcher went to the large, Catholic orphanage in Addis from which our child was referred.  Within minutes he was given the address of the woman who brought the baby to the orphanage.  Soon after the searcher went to the address and talked to people, we had contact with our child’s Mother. She told us that she gave her baby to a friend, who, with a known baby broker who had spent time in prison, took the child to the orphanage to be adopted. We now have ongoing contact with the formerly non-existent Mother.


  1. I'm so sorry. Did the baby broker pay the friend for the baby? Did the orphanage pay the broker?

  2. They do not know if the baby broker was paid or not in their case. They only know that this person helped the friend take the child to the orphanage.

  3. Just wanted to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for creating this blog. This is a lot of work and I realize that it can be rather thankless, in fact, it seems on some forums it is bashed. It seems the truth is rarely popular....