Adoptee Search: Girl from Gondar born 1997 and adopted 1999 to France through Les Enfants Reine de la Misericorde

Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family of girl, Alem, born in 1997 in Gondar. Neighbors brought her to an orphanage in Gondar because her parents were dead. Alem was adopted to France in 1999 through Les Enfants Reine de Misericorde via Missionaries of Charity and La Petite Maison. 

Submitted by Adoptee searching for Ethiopian Family

Child’s Information

Alem at approximately 2 years old
Alem at approximately 2 years old

Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child Unknown

Year of child’s birth 1997

Name of child at the time of adoption  Alem

Ethiopian birth name of child  Alem Tsahay or AlemTsehagn Berhanu

Age of child at adoption 2 years

Year child was adopted 1999

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. The family name is Berhanu. Alem was brought to an orphanage in Gonder / Gondar. The neighbors told the orphanage the parents of the child were dead. 

Are you searching for another child from the same Ethiopian family? No 

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 1 year

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1998

To the best of your knowledge, child was Other

Region of origin Amhara Region

Zone of origin Gondar

City/town of origin Gondar

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed  Les Enfants Reine de la Misericorde (France)

Adoptive Country France

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Missionaries of Charity

Region of orphanage or care center Amhara Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Unknown

City/Town of orphanage or care center Gondar

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Alem was first brought to this orphanage in Gonder / Gondar then later she was transferred to the orphanage in Addis Ababa.

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption La Petite Maison

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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