Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of girl born Sept 29th, 2009, birth name Tsega Kumsa. Mimi-Tsega was relinquished in October 2009 by her mother Senait T. K. who was from Adama, Ormoia Region. Other birth family members include an Aunt Tirhas F., Unlce Alemayehu K., and a grandfather Tsegaye K. Mimi-Tsega was adopted to Canada in 2010 through Imagine via Kingdom Village International.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent
Gender of Child Girl
Ethnicity of Child Oromo
Year of child’s birth 2009
Name of child at the time of adoption Tsega
Ethiopian birth name of child Tsega Kumsa
Age of child at adoption 1 years
Year child was adopted 2010
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family: Birth Mom: Senait T. K., from Adama, Ormoia Region The adoption was finalized 2 May 10, Aunt Tirhas F., Unlce Alemayehu K., grandfather Tsegaye K. all believed to be from East Showa.
Additional information about the child Mimi-Tsega was born 29 Sept 09. Mimi-Tsega has a small brown spot on her left rib cage, otherwise, no unique identifiers. I believe Mimi-Tsega was born by C-Section based on available history.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009
To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished
Region of relinquishment Oromia Region
Zone of relinquishment Adama – Oromia Region
City/town of relinquishment Adama
Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Senait T.: mom
Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes
Additional information: Relinquished to Kingdom Village International on 1 Oct 09.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Imagine (Canada)
List adoption agency workers with titles if known Valerie Goodyear Adoption Program Co Ordinator, Jo Ann Barber Adoption Administrator; Elnatan T. – Admin Assistant/ Social Worker, Kids Link Ethiopia (prepared initial intake), Sister Hannah S. – RN, Kids Link Ethiopia (prepared secondary intake form, did the adoption administration and introduced us to Mimi-Tsega when we came to bring her home)
Adoptive Country Canada
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kingdom Vision International
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Sr. Hannah Sisay
Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region
Zone of orphanage or care center Adama – Oromia Region
City/Town of orphanage or care center Adama
Orphanage/care center #2
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kids Link transition home
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
Additional information about the case: Senait “went missing” during the adoption process, was seen 22 May 10 by a co-worker Alemu A. W., who worked with Senait at the Adama University Students Lounge.