Kalkidan, Bereket, and Metsait were adopted in 2005, probably to the USA, from Shakiso, Oromia Region. Kalkidan was around 6 years old, Bereket was age 4, and Metsehate was about 3. They were taken by a facilitator named Dereje and given to Mariam Orthodox Church. They were processed through Adera Child and Family Support. Their sister Yenu, who was underaged at the time, gave them for adoption during a traumatic period of time just after their mother died. Yenu hasn’t heard anything about the children since 2005.
ስለ ህጻኑ(ኗ) መረጃ / Child’s Information
የህጻኑ(ኗ) ጾታ Gender of Child ወንድ Boy and Two Girls
የህጻኑ(ኗ) ብሄር / Ethnicity of Child ኦሮሞ Oromo
የህጻኑ(ኗ) የልደት ቀን(እንደ አውሮፓውያን አቆጣጠር) / Year of Child’s Birth (Western Calendar) Bereket was born in 2001, Kalkidan was born around 1999, and Metsait was born around 2002.
ህጻኑ(ኗ) ሲወለድ የተሰጠው ስም( ቅጽል ስሞችን ይጨምሩ) / Birth Name of Child Bereket Zinabu, Kalkidan Zinabu, and Metshate or Metsait Zinabu
ወደ ህጻናት ማሳደጊያ ሲገባ(ስትገባ) የህጻኑ(ኗ) እድሜ ወይም ለመጨረሻ ጊዜ ህጻኑ(ኗ)ን ሲያዩት እድሜው(እድሜዋ) ስንት ነበር / Age child entered care center or orphanage Bereket was age 4, Kalkidan was around 6 years old, & Metsehate was about 3
ልጅዎ በ መች ዓመተምህረት ወደ ህጻናት ማሳደጊያ ገባ(ገባች)? ወይም ለመጨረሻ ጊዜ ህጻኑን(ኗን) ያዩት በ መች ዓመተምህረት ነው(እንደ አውሮፓውያን አቆጣጠር) / Year children entered a care center or orphanage (Western calendar) 2005
ለ ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) ሲሰጥ(ስትሰጥ) የህጻኑ እድሜ / Age of child at adoption Bereket was age 4, Kalkidan was around 6 years old, & Metsehate was about 3
ለማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠው(ችው) በመች ዓመተምህረት / Year child was adopted (Western calendar) 2005
ስለ ጉዲፈቻ ቤተሰቦች መረጃ (የጉዲፈቻ ቤተሰቦቹ ስም፣ ስለቤተሰቡ የሚያውቁት ማንኛውም አይነት ነገር) / Give information about adoptive family The family has not heard anything since the adoption of the children.
ለማደጎ( ለጉዲፈቻ) ያልተሰጡ ሌሎች ልጆች ካሉዎት፣ ለማደጎ( ለጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠው ልጅ ሊያስታውሳቸው የሚችላቸው ሌሎች ህጻናት ካሉ ተጨማሪ መረጃ ይስጡ / Additional information (other children not adopted, other children the adopted child may remember)
Yenenesh, Mesfin, and Emuti Zenabu are older siblings. Kalkidan was usually called by the name Zingo and she would be old enough to remmeber her siblings well.
የልጅዎን ታሪክ እንዴት ለጉዲፌቻ እንደተሰጠ በአጭሩ ይንገሩን / Adoption Story
ልጅዎ ለማደጎ( ለጉዲፈቻ) / The child was የተሰጠው በፈቃድዎት / Given Voluntarily
ህጻኑን(ኗን) ለ ማደጎ( ጉዲፈቻ) የሰጠው ሰው ስም / Name of person who gave the child for adoption Yenenesh Zinabu gave the children with assistance from a facilitator named Dereje. Dereje facilitated many adoptions from Shakiso.
ህጻኑን(ኗን) ለ ማደጎ( ጉዲፈቻ) የሰጠው ሰው ከህጻኑ(ኗ) ጋር ያለው ዝምድና / Relationship of person who gave the child for adoption It was their sister who was underage.
ህጻኑን(ኗን) የተቀበለው ድርጅት / Organization that received the child Mariam Orthodox Church in Shakiso
ህጻኑን(ኗን) የተቀበለው ግለሰብ ስም / Name of person who received the child Dereje and there was one foreigner woman whose name is not remembered now.
ህጻኑ(ኗ) ለ ማደጎ( ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠበት(የተሰጠችበት) ክልል, ዞን, ከተማ / Region, zone, town where child was given Shakiso, Oromia Region
የኃላ መረጃ ወይም ቀድመ ታርክ / Background information or story Bereket and his sisters Kalkidan ( Zingo) and Meshait are siblings. Their mom, who was separated from her husband, died leaving them and three older siblings. The first born, Yenenesh (Yenu), who was underage at the time, was traumatized by the situation. It was then Dereje who was also facilitating other adoptions in the area approached her with the idea of giving her youngest 3 siblings to adoption. Yenu has not heard any news after her younger siblings were taken to Addis Ababa for adoption in July or August 2005.
ስለ ህጻናት ማሳደጊያ ድርጅቱ መረጃ / Orphanage and Care Center Information
የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ስም / Name of orphanage or care center Unknown
የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ተወካይ / Representative of orphanage or care center It was an orthodox church that facilitated the adoption – Mariam Orthodox church in Shakiso.
After leaving Shakiso, they were transfered to Addis Ababa but it is not known where they went and when specifically they were adopted. However the older sister remembers that they went from Shakiso on July 2005.
የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ሌሎች ሰራተኞች / Other orphanage or care center workers The person who was facilitating the adoption was Dereje who seem to know nothing and denied involvement when asked after the adoption.
የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ያለበት ወይም የነበረበት ክልል / Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region
የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ያለበት ወይም የነበረበት ከተማ / City/Town of orphanage or care center It was an Orthodox church in Shakisso, Guji Zone Oromia Region.
ስለ ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) አስፈጻሚው ድርጅት መረጃ / Adoption Agency Information
ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ)ውን ያስፈጸመው ድርጅት / Adoption agency that processed the adoption Unknown
ስለ ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) አስፈጻሚው ድርጅት ተጨማሪ መረጃ / Additional adoption agency information The name of one orphanage was Adera Child and Family Support
ህጻኑ(ኗ) ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠበት(የተሰጠችበት) ሃገር / Country to which child was adopted USA probably but they are not sure. The children were adopted with some other children who went to the USA.
ኢትዮጵያዊ ቤተሰብ /የወላጅ አድራሻ ማለትም፤ ወረዳ፣ ቀበሌ፣ የአካባቢው ልዩ መጠሪያ ስም፣( ለምሳሌ ቦሳ ቃጫ፣ ቆንቶ፣ ጉልጉላ ወዘተ) በአቅራቢያ ያለ የመንግስት ተቋም ( ለምሳሌ ጤና ጣቢያ፣ የቀበሌ ጽ/ቤት፣ ትም/ቤት ወዘተ) የአካባቢው ሁኔታ( ተራራማ ፣ ሜዳማ፣ ጨፌ ወዘተ) በአካባቢው ያለ የህዝብ መገልገያ ( ለምሳሌ ገበያ) አካባቢው ከዋና ከተማ ያለበት አቅጣጫ (ወደ ሰሜን፣ ደቡብ ወዘተ) እንዲሁም ከዋና ከተማ ያለው ርቀት / Location of Ethiopian family including Woreda, Kebele, specific area name (Kacha, Konto, Gulgula), any government facilities near the area (health center, Kebele office, school, etc.) landmarks (mountain, flat area, etc), public facilities (market), direction from main town (north/south/east/west), distance from main town, etc. The family lives in Shakiso.