Adoptee Search: Girl Born 1996 Found in Adwa Tigray as Infant Adopted 1999 to Switzerland through Pro Kind via Missionaries of Charity

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of female born 1996 in Adwa, Tigray region. Her Ethiopian name was Ghebrielua. When she was about 1 month old, she was brought to a home for the poor in Adwa by the local hospital staff after having been found abandoned on the street. She was adopted in 1999 to Switzerland through Pro Kind via Missionaries of Charity.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
2 years

Gender of Child female

Ethnicity of Child Tigraway

Year of child’s birth 1996

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Ghebrielua

Name of child at the time of adoption Ghebrielua

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1996

Age of child at adoption 2

Year child was adopted 1999

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Pro Kind (Switzerland)

Additional adoption agency information was officially adopted by a Swiss couple, who tried to adopt privately but could not travel to pick her up, as the adoptive mother developed a tumor of the brain; Pro Kind helped in the end

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Sr. Astrid

Other adoption agency workers Ato Belachew Zemedkum

Country to which the child was adopted Switzerland

Receiving country representative Sandra Waser

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Missionaries of Charity

Orphanage or care center representative S.M Crispin MC

Region of orphanage or care center Tigray Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Mehakelegnaw Zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center Adwa

Additional information about this orphanage or care center home for the poor in Adwa

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Missionaries of Charity

Orphanage or care center representative Sr.Decina Jose

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

Information for Abandoned Children

Age of Child in Photo
2-3

Name of person who found the child Unknown

Relationship or title of person who found the child local hospital staff

Region where child was found Tigray Region

Zone where child was found Mehakelegnaw Zone

City/town where child was found Adwa

Additional information that could be useful in making a match Was about 1 month old when brought to a home for the poor in Adwa by the local hospital staff after having been found abandoned on the street

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