Adoptee Searching for Tewabech and Older Sibling Adopted 2002 to Unknown Country through Ketchene Orphanage

Ethiopian adoptee, Mikias, is searching for two older siblings, a boy and a girl, who are believed to have also been adopted in 2001-2002 or later when they were 6-8 years old to an unknown country. The older brother’s name was possibly Tewabech and their mother’s name is believed to be Meskerem. They were living near Lideta Church before they were were taken to Ketchene Government orphanage in 2000-2001 when Mikias was only a few days old. Mikiyas was adopted to Australia in 2001 but not with his siblings. It is assumed that the older siblings were adopted separately from Mikiyas in 2001- 2002 or after to an unknown country, and they would have been 6-8yrs old at the time.

Submitted by Adopted Brother Searching for Brother and Sister Adopted to Another Family

Child’s Information

Children Unknown Age

Gender of Child Boy / Girl siblings

Year of child’s birth 1994-1999

Ethiopian birth name of child – Boy’s name is possibly Tewabech

Age of child at adoption 6-8 years

Year child was adopted 2001-2002 or after

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Their younger brother Mikiyas is searching. He is now over 20 years old, born 2001. He was was taken to Ketchene Government orphanage at a few days old. Mikias was adopted to Australia in 2001. The children’s mother’s name was possibly Meskerem.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 6-8 years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2000- 2001

Region of origin Addis Ababa Region

City/town of origin Addis Ababa

Give information about how the child became available for adoption It is believed that Meskerem and the children were sleeping rough/homeless and destitute near Lideta Church, and Meskerem was known at Lideta Church as she would seek help there. It  is believed that the siblings were in Ketchene Orphanage together in 2001-2002, possibly taken there by authorities from Lidetu Church.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Unknown

Adoptive Country Unknown 

Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption Mikiyas was adopted to Australia in 2001 but not with his siblings, so it is assumed they were adopted to a different country in 2002 or after, but the country is not known. 

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kechene Children’s Home

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Additional information about this orphanage or care center It is thought that Mikiyas and his siblings were taken there from Lidetu Church due to the destitute situation of their mother, Meskerem, in 2000-2001

Additional information that could be useful to the case Meskerem and her children were known to Lidetu Church.

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