Adoptee Search: Girl named Thras or Terhas born 1996 possibly in Gondar and adopted to France in 2000 through Les Enfants Reine de la Misericorde via La Petite Maison

Adopted Person searching for Ethiopian family of a girl named Thras Agidom born in 1996. She was found in Gondar at age 4 and adopted in 2000 to France through Les Enfants Reine de la Misericorde via La Petite Maison.

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Child’s Information

Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Additional information about child’s ethnicity. My mother was probably Amhara, her name was Burtukan. But my father was maybe Eritrean, his name was Agidom.

Year of child’s birth 1996

Name of child at the time of adoption Thras Agidom or maybe Terhas

Ethiopian birth name of child  Thras Agidom

Age of child at adoption 4 years

Year child was adopted 2000

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Mother is named Burtukan and father is named Agidom. I am not sure about my birthday : I have been given a birthday  in february 1996 but there is no official record about it so I may have been born in 1995. I think I remember that my mother died and I don’t remember what happened to my father. I may have a big brother but I am not sure. I was found around Gonder, so I was told, and brought by policemen to an orphanage in Addis Ababba called “The little House” and managed by Reine de Miséricorde. I have no information at all about my family. I was told that I am from the Gonder area but without any certainty .

Additional information I have some particular scars and burns that I could describe if any contact appears to be promising. My skin is orange and I have a mole above my left eye and another one on my right ear lobe.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 4 years

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 North Gondar – Amhara Region

City/town of origin -UNKNOWN city or town

Give information about how the child became available for adoption I am not sure about the age I was when I was brought to the orphanage : 3 or 4 years? And I am not sure about the date : 1998 or 1999? I think I remember that I was taken from place to place between what I think was my mother funeral and the time when the police brought me to the orphanage in Addis.

Adoption Agency Information

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

List adoption agency workers with titles if known A man named Asefa

Adoptive Country France

Orphanage/care center #1

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

Additional information about this orphanage or care center In french, its name is “La petite maison”, that is to say : the little house.

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