The AEF (Association of Ethiopian and Eritrean Adoptees), is a nationwide non-profit association for adult adoptees from Ethiopia and Eritrea in Sweden, based in Stockholm. The AEF was founded in 1996 and is politically and religiously independent. It is a forum members to shed light on experiences of being an adult adoptee from Ethiopia and Eritrea in Sweden. The AEF is a network of widely differing individuals, with different needs, where everyone takes part in, and shares, what he or she prefers. The AEF also applies to others who want to engage in a growing association of members.
Board: Hanna Wallensteen (chairperson), Anna Chuchu Schindele (secretary), Lisa Grenströmer (treasurer), and Amanda Fredriksson (board member)
In connection to His visit to Sweden and Norway due to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize, the AEF has sent the following letter to H.E. Prime Minister of Ethiopia Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali, asking for help and support when seeking our Ethiopian roots.
Petition and appeal
During 2018 the AEF focused on the need for better support for adoptees who seek their roots as well as the need for better psychosocial support for adult adoptees in Sweden. This has been expressed in a petition and an appeal from the AEF, sent to concerned parties in February and March 2018. During 2019 our work continues mainly through networking and participation in seminars and open discussions on the subjects. Please get in contact with us if you want to contribute in any way!