Ethiopian Family Search – Boy and Girl Adopted to Italy from Almaz Orphanage in 1993

Ethiopian mother Tiruwork is searching for her two children, Addis-Alem Fetene and Kumelachew Fetene, adopted without consent to Italy in 1993. Tirukwork’s older daughter Zinash is helping her search. The children’s Italian names are Angelica and Jacopo. The organization that processed the adoption was Almaz Orphanage.

መረጃውን ያስገባው / Submitted by Ethiopian mother and older sister searching for the children

ስለ ህጻኑ(ኗ) መረጃ / Child’s Information

Addis-Alem and Kumelachew Fetene
Addis-Alem and Kumelachew Fetene

የህጻኑ(ኗ) ጾታ Gender of Child ሴት Girl and Boy

የህጻኑ(ኗ) ብሄር / Ethnicity of Child አማራ Amhara

የህጻኑ(ኗ) የልደት ቀን(እንደ አውሮፓውያን አቆጣጠር) / Year of Child’s Birth (Western Calendar) 1989 and 1992

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ሲወለድ የተሰጠው ስም( ቅጽል ስሞችን ይጨምሩ) / Birth Name of Child Addis-Alem Fetene and Kumelachew Fetene

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 4 years and 1 year

Tiruwork, the childrens mother
Tiruwork, the childrens mother

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) 1993

ለ ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) ሲሰጥ(ስትሰጥ) የህጻኑ እድሜ / Age of child at adoption 4 years and 1 year

ለማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠው(ችው) በመች ዓመተምህረት / Year child was adopted (Western calendar) 1993 

ስለ ጉዲፈቻ ቤተሰቦች መረጃ (የጉዲፈቻ ቤተሰቦቹ ስም፣ ስለቤተሰቡ የሚያውቁት ማንኛውም አይነት ነገር) / Give information about adoptive family The family name is on file. They live in Italy.

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) BanchiAmlak Tesfaw and Zenash Fetene are the children’s older sisters.

የልጅዎን ታሪክ እንዴት ለጉዲፌቻ እንደተሰጠ በአጭሩ ይንገሩን / Adoption Story

Addis-Alem and Kumelachew Fetene
Addis-Alem and Kumelachew Fetene

ልጅዎ ለማደጎ( ለጉዲፈቻ) / The child was ተሰርቆ / Stolen

ልጅዎ ተሰርቆ ከሆነ ለጉዲፌቻ የተሰጠው ፥ በጥቂቱ ያብራሩልን / If the child was stolen, please explain There is a very long story attached to this adoption involving their mother being tricked into placing them. The story will be provided to Addis Alem and Kumelachew.

የኃላ መረጃ ወይም ቀድመ ታርክ / Background information or story Addis Alem and Kumelachew Fetene were 4 and about 1-2 years old when they were snatched from their family and given for adoption. Their mother has searched for them for years, including going to the Women and Children’s affairs office and the Italian Embassy.  She was informed the well being of the children several times. The first information she got was about the children’s names being changed. The Italian first names are Angelica and Jacopo. The family tried contacting them on Facebook but language was a barrier.

ስለ ህጻናት ማሳደጊያ ድርጅቱ መረጃ / Orphanage and Care Center Information

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ስም / Name of orphanage or care center Almaz Orphanage

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ተወካይ / Representative of orphanage or care center Almaz Ashene

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ያለበት ወይም የነበረበት ክልል / Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ያለበት ወይም የነበረበት ከተማ / City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

ስለ የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ተጫማሪ መረጃ / Additional information about orphanage or care center It was around Gulele area, Shegole Meda, in Addis Ababa.

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

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

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

ልጅዎን ለማፈላለግ የሚጠቅም ተጨማሪ መረጃ / Additional information that could be useful in finding your child The day the children were taken from the orphanage, after Almaz and the Italian couple exchanged gifts, the man took the boy and the woman took the girl and they left the orphanage. The adoptive parents may have that souvenir or can remember it. At the time Zenash, was 11 years old and witnessed her brother and sister leaving forever.

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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