Adoptee Search: Girl Born Sept 2009 Adama Ormoia Region Adopted 2010 to Canada via Kingdom Village International

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.

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Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
approx 7 months

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

Age of Child in Photo
around 1 month

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.

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