Ethiopian Family Search: Amhara Boy, Ashebir Belay, Adopted to the USA via Orphanage in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Family Searching for Amhara Boy, Ashebir Belay, adopted around the age of 5 to the USA. Years he was brought to orphanage and adopted were listed as possibly 1977 or 1997. Name of the Orphanage is unknown but located in Addis Ababa. The child’s mother was sick and his father relinquished him. The father has since passed away. The mother went to the MOWA office for information and she received some post adoption photos. The family does not know anything other than they are most likely in the USA. There are post adoption photos available of Ashebir including one with adoptive family. Ashebir’s mother would love to hear how he is doing. 

መረጃውን ያስገባው / Submitted by Ethiopian Family

ስለ ህጻኑ(ኗ) መረጃ / Child’s Information

የህጻኑ(ኗ) ጾታ Gender of Child ወንድ Boy

Ashebir-before-adoption
Ashebir-before-adoption

የህጻኑ(ኗ) ብሄር / Ethnicity of Child አማራ Amhara

የህጻኑ(ኗ) የልደት ቀን(እንደ አውሮፓውያን አቆጣጠር) / Year of Child’s Birth (Western Calendar) Unknown 

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ሲወለድ የተሰጠው ስም( ቅጽል ስሞችን ይጨምሩ) / Birth Name of Child Ashebir Belay

የማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) ስም (በማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) ሂደት የልጆች ስም ብዙ ጊዜ ሊለዋወጥ ይችላል:: ስለዚህ እርግጠኛ ካልሁኑ “ሊሆን የሚችል ስም” ይበሉ::) / Name at time of adoption Ashebir Belay

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 Unknown – Pictures we have available lead us to believe he was around 4-5 years old

ልጅዎ በ መች ዓመተምህረት ወደ ህጻናት ማሳደጊያ ገባ(ገባች)? ወይም ለመጨረሻ ጊዜ ህጻኑን(ኗን) ያዩት በ መች ዓመተምህረት ነው(እንደ አውሮፓውያን አቆጣጠር) / Year child entered a care center or orphanage (Western calendar) Not certain but possibly 1977 or 1997

ለ ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) ሲሰጥ(ስትሰጥ) የህጻኑ እድሜ / Age of child at adoption 5 years

Ashebir-before-adoption
Ashebir-before-adoption

ለማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠው(ችው) በመች ዓመተምህረት / Year child was adopted (Western calendar) Unknown

ስለ ጉዲፈቻ ቤተሰቦች መረጃ (የጉዲፈቻ ቤተሰቦቹ ስም፣ ስለቤተሰቡ የሚያውቁት ማንኛውም አይነት ነገር) / Give information about adoptive family The family does not know anything other than they are most likely in the USA. There are post adoption photos available of Ashebir including one with adoptive family which shows an adoptive mother and father along with a younger sibling

የልጅዎን ታሪክ እንዴት ለጉዲፌቻ እንደተሰጠ በአጭሩ ይንገሩን / Adoption Story

ልጅዎ ለማደጎ( ለጉዲፈቻ) / The child was የተሰጠው በፈቃድዎት / Given Voluntarily

Ashebir-before-adoption
Ashebir-before-adoption-

ህጻኑን(ኗን) የተቀበለው ድርጅት / Organization that received the child Unknown

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ለ ማደጎ( ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠበት(የተሰጠችበት) ክልል, ዞን, ከተማ / Region, zone, town where child was given Addis Ababa

የኃላ መረጃ ወይም ቀድመ ታርክ / Background information or story The mother states she is not certain on the child’s birth year or the year and age when child went to orphanage but 1977 or 1997 was listed as when the child entered orphanage. Mother reports that she came from Wollo during the Derg Regime and then went to Addis in 1977 or 1997. She was sick because of the famine. She had two older children as well. Her husband, Ashebir’s father, relinquished Ashebir to an unknown orphanage due to her health issues. The father has since passed away. The mother went to the MOWA office for information and she received some photos but no other information. 

ስለ ህጻናት ማሳደጊያ ድርጅቱ መረጃ / Orphanage and Care Center Information

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ስም / Name of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN orphanage

Ashebir-Mother-Birhane-A

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ያለበት ወይም የነበረበት ክልል / Region, Zone, Town of orphanage or care center
Addis Ababa Region, Addis Ketema, Merkato area

ስለ ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) አስፈጻሚው ድርጅት መረጃ / Adoption Agency Information

ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ)ውን ያስፈጸመው ድርጅት / Adoption agency that processed the adoption UNKNOWN Adoption Agency

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠበት(የተሰጠችበት) ሃገር / Country to which child was adopted USA

አድራሻ / Contact Information

መረጃውን ያስገባው / Submitted by Mother, Birehane A.

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. Addis Ababa

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