Adoptee/ adopted person searching for his Ethiopian family. He was born in the Tigray region sometime before 1996 possible 4-5 years before. Birth name may have been Tafari Tsehaye. He lived in a town in Tigray with his mother, father, 3 older sisters, one younger brother, and an infant sister. His father’s name was Tsehaye. A drawing of his memory of his birth town is included below. Sometime between 1999-2001 he was taken to Addis Ababa where he was abandoned. After a year or two on the streets, in 2001 he was taken to the Missionaries of Charity and in 2002 he was adopted to France via Les Enfants Reine de la Misericorde.
Submitted by Adopted person/ Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family
Gender of Child male
Ethnicity of Child Tigraway
Year of child’s birth before 1996
Ethiopian birth Name of Child Tafari Tsehaye, unsure about Tafari
Name of child at the time of adoption Yared Tsehaye
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 5
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2001
Age of child at adoption 6 on paper but likely older
Year child was adopted 2002
Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0
Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0
Additional information about siblings three older sisters, a little brother and a newborn sister. None adopted
Additional information about the child Scars and marks on forehead and back.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Les Enfants Reine de la Misericorde (France)
Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Mr Assefa
Country to which the child was adopted France
Receiving country representative Mr Bayon
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Missionaries of Charity
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
Orphanage/care center #2
Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN orphanage
Information for Relinquished Children
Name of person who relinquished child TSEHAYE
Relationship of person who relinquished child Father
Region where child was relinquished Addis Ababa Region
Zone where child was relinquished Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region
City/town where child was relinquished Addis Ababa
Information for Abandoned Children
Name of person who found the child Two women
Relationship or title of person who found the child No special relationship, just two woman I met when I was living on the street.
Region where child was found Addis Ababa Region
Zone where child was found Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region
City/town where child was found Addis Ababa
Additional information that could be useful in making a match My name is Yared and I live in France. I was born in Tigray and I was adopted by a French family in 2002 at 6 years, but I think I was older than that. I am now looking for my biological family. Before I was adopted, I had lived with my parents, three older sisters, a little brother and a newborn sister. Afterwards, my father, my little brother and I left to Addis Ababa where I was abandoned. Therefore, I lived in the streets of Addis Ababa without my family for a year or two. A couple of women found me in the district of Kirkos and brought me to the sisters of the Missionaries of Charity.
I do not know the name of the city where I was born nor where my family lived or is living at the moment. The only thing I know is that it is in the Tigray region. I do not remember the names of my mother, my sisters and my brother. However, I know my father’s name, which is Tsehaye. Yared’s not my birth name. It is just something people started calling me when I was living in the street. I am not sure, but I think my birth name is Tafari. The drawing represents what my city of birth looked like back then. According to my recollection, I am not entirely sure about the mosque. It might have been a church. I know I have not provided a lot of information to work with, but I would at least like to find the name of this city.