Adoptee Search: Girl from Addis born 1998

Adoptive parent searching for Ethiopian family of girl, Yemisrach (Misir), born in 1998 in Addis. Birth mother passed away and she stayed with her grandmother until she also passed away. Yemisrach then stayed with her Aunt Buzenich before she was relinquished and adopted to the USA in 2004 through AAI Adoption Advocates International via Kidane Mehret. Please note that ages and dates do not agree so it is possible that the dates are incorrect.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family

Child’s Information

Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Born in Addis

Year of child’s birth 1998

Name of child at the time of adoption Yemisrach Biruk (Misir)

Ethiopian birth name of child Yemisrach Biruk (Misir)

Age of child at adoption 10 years

Year child was adopted 2004 Year of Adoption

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Mom = Meddie, Meddy, Metti, Mettie, Metty; Aunt = Buzenich

Additional information Mom Meddie died then Yemisrach went to live with her Grandma who also died. She then went to live with her Aunt Buzenich who relinquished her. Yemisrach believes her mother had a baby named Yarig but cannot remember gender or other details.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 6 years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1997

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Addis Ababa Region

Zone of relinquishment Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town of relinquishment Addis Ababa

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Auntie Buzenich

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

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA) ; AAI

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kidane Mehret

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles Sister Lutgarda and Sister Camille

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

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