Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family. Male, female siblings from Addis Ababa. Byniamin born around 1993 and adopted around age 6. Hanna Alemayhu born around 1995 and adopted in 1999 around age 4. The siblings share a mother who is deceased. Byniamin’s father died in the war with / in Eritrea and Hanna’s father, Alemayhu, was unable to care for them. They were relinquished by friends of their mother and adopted to France via Les Enfants Reine de la Misericorde.
Submitted by Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family
Gender of Child Boy, Girl siblings
Year of child’s birth 1993, 1995
Name of child at the time of adoption Hanna
Ethiopian birth name of child Byniamin Alemayhu, Hanna Alemayhu
Age of child at adoption 6 years, 4 years
Year child was adopted 1999
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Born in Addis Abbeba, around Markato turf. Their mother died when she was between 20 / 25 years for unknown reasons. T Byniamin and Hanna didn’t have the same father. The father of Byniamin died in the war with / in Eritrea. Hanna’s father’s name was Alemayhu. After the mother’s death , friends of the mother brought Hanna and Byniamin to the orphanage. The father, Alemayhu, had a sister from what Hanna and Byniamin remember.
Identifying marks. Hanna got a burn on her right arm in an accident when she was 2-3 years old. She was probably treated at the hospital. Hanna at 4 years old was less than one meter (short for her age) and had eally big eyes . Byniamin has a scar on his forehead.
Additional information that may help locate family. Hanna and Byniamin both remembered that there was a fire on the area where they lived one night. At least one man died. It could have been on the year of 1997-98. They also remembered a “river” not far from where they lived where people would clean their clothes and where kids were playing on the water. They remembered that they went to school, and not really far from there a disability center for “handicapped” adults. Their mother was working at an industrial company either for wood, flower, metal. It was a physical job. The father was probably selling clothes at the Merkato.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 6 years, 4 years
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1998
To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished
City/town of relinquishment Addis Ababa
Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Unsure
If you answered “No” to the previous question, please explain It is unclear if the father willingly relinquished. Mother was deceased.
Police officer involved with the case Unknown
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Les Enfants Reine de la Misericorde (France)
Adoptive Country France
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Les enfants de reine de la Miséricorde
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