Adoptee Search: Boy from Debre Zebit Born 1984 Relinquished 1991 Adopted 1994 to USA through Americans for African Adoptions via Missionaries of Charity

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family of boy Tamirat born 1984 in Debre Zebit. He was brought to Missionaries of Charity orphanage in Addis Ababa in 1991 after his father’s death. Tamirat had polio at some point and was walking with difficulty using braces and crutches when he came to the orphanage. He was adopted to the USA in 1994 through Americans for African Adoptions.

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Child’s Information

Gender of Child Boy

Tamirat age 8

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Year of child’s birth 1984

Ethiopian birth name of child Tamirat Geremew / Garamu

Age of child at adoption 10 years

Year child was adopted 1994

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. We believe Tamirat was originally born in Debre Zeit around 1984 but we are unsure of his exact age. He was brought to the Missionaries of Charity orphanage in Addis Abba in 1991 by unknown persons. He knows that his father died and is unsure of what happened to his mother. He had polio at some point before coming to the orphanage and walked with difficulty using heavy braces and crutches.

Additional information Tamirat had polio as a child before coming to the orphanage. He used heavy braces and crutches to walk with difficulty.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 8 years

Tamirat age 8

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1991

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Oromia Region

Zone of relinquishment North Shewa – Oromia Region

City/town of relinquishment Debre Zebit

Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Americans for African Adoptions (USA)

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Missionaries of Charity

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

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