Adoptee Search: Twin Girls Born 1997 Jimma Oromia Adopted 1998 to Denmark via AC International Child Support and Missionaries of Charity

Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family. Twin girls born in 1997 in or near Jimma, Oromia Region. Their paperwork states they were found at someones home in Jimma in October/November 1997. They were taken by police to the Missionaries of Charity in Jimma for 2-3 days before they were brought to Addis Ababa where they stayed in Missionaries of Charity and another orphanage for 8 month. In 1998 they were adopted to Denmark through AC International Child Support / AC Boernehjaelp.

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Child’s Information

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Gender of Child Girl / Girl twins

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Year of child’s birth 1997

Ethiopian birth name of child Sara and Saba

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 1998

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. We are twins looking for family in Ethiopia. We don’t know any names, the specific location or any other useful information.

Additional information Sara has a big birthmark on the right thigh.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1997

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Oromia Region

Zone child(ren) found Jimma – Oromia Region

City/town child(ren) found Jimma

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment We were found by the police. We don’t know the clothing or the specific location. We have a paper that says that we were abandoned in someones home. We once called Missionaries of Charity and a nurse told us that we were found in Jimma – but we don’t know for sure. We know for sure that we were brought to Missionaries of Charity in October/November 1997 by the police.

Police officer involved with the case We were told that police from Zonal Police Station in Jimma found us.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed AC International Child Support / AC Boernehjaelp (Denmark)

Adoptive Country Denmark

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Missionaries of Charity

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 We were told that we stayed in Missionaries of Charity in Jimma for 2-3 days before we were brought to Addis Ababa where we stayed in Missionaries and another orphanage in 8 month.

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