Ethiopian Family Search: Brother Searching for Boy Negusu Melkamu Birrara Adopted to France in 2001

Fantahun Elbat Birrara is searching for his brother Melkamu, known to the community and famiy as Negusu. He is been to every office in Addis Ababa and has even left Ethiopia in search of Melkamu. Melkamu is the only living family left for Fantahun and he is desperate to find him. Fantahun Elbat Birrara and Melkamu (male adopted child) are brothers who lost both parents to death. They become separated when their mother died, and Melkamu was adopted to France. Fantahun has been looking for him since he was 12 years old and Melkamu was 4. Melkamu was born in 1996 and adopted to France in 2001 at age 4. His adoptive parent my be named Jerone Amoute.

መረጃውን ያስገባው / Submitted by Brother, Fantahun Elebat Birrara

ስለ ህጻኑ(ኗ) መረጃ / Child’s Information

Melkamu’s Brother Fantahun

የህጻኑ(ኗ) ጾታ Gender of Child ወንድ Boy

የህጻኑ(ኗ) ብሄር / Ethnicity of Child አማራ Amhara

የህጻኑ(ኗ) የልደት ቀን(እንደ አውሮፓውያን አቆጣጠር) / Year of Child’s Birth (Western Calendar) 1996

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ሲወለድ የተሰጠው ስም( ቅጽል ስሞችን ይጨምሩ) / Birth Name of Child Melkamu Birrara, known by Negusu

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 year

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) 2001

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

ለማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠው(ችው) በመች ዓመተምህረት / Year child was adopted (Western calendar) 2001

ለማደጎ( ጉዲፈቻ) ስለተሰጠው ልጅዎ ተጨማሪ መረጃ( ህጻኑ(ኗ) ሊያስታውሳቸው የሚችሉ ሌሎች ሰወች፣ ህጻኑ(ኗ) ሰውነት ላይ ያለ ጠባሳ፣ የማሪያም ስመት(ሽታ)፣ የአካል ጉዳት፣ የቀዶ ህክምና፣ ልዮ መገላጫዎች ወዘተ) / Additional information about the adopted child (other people the child may remember, scars, birthmarks, disabilities, etc.) In both of his eyes there are white dots (marks) on the black (apple of the eyes). The skin around his pubic area was paler than his other skin. Its cause was that he was burnt with hot tea while he was drinking.

ስለ ጉዲፈቻ ቤተሰቦች መረጃ (የጉዲፈቻ ቤተሰቦቹ ስም፣ ስለቤተሰቡ የሚያውቁት ማንኛውም አይነት ነገር) / Give information about adoptive family They were from France and the AP name is like Jerone Amoute or something like this.

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) his older brother Fantahun

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 Fentahun Elebat Birrara. There was no orphanage who accepted him so he left him in the hospital.

ህጻኑን(ኗን) ለ ማደጎ( ጉዲፈቻ) የሰጠው ሰው ከህጻኑ(ኗ) ጋር ያለው ዝምድና / Relationship of person who gave the child for adoption older brother

ህጻኑን(ኗን) የተቀበለው ድርጅት / Organization that received the child Gonder Medical school HR or Manager

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

የኃላ መረጃ ወይም ቀድመ ታርክ / Background information or story Fantahun and Melkamu lost thier father early in age . What they knew about him was that he was dead. They were living in the hospital the last year of their mother’s life, since she was severely sick (cancer). After their mom’s death, Fantahun and Melkamu went to an Orphanage (Hawaryaw Paulos – Apostle Paul) children’s center but they could not accept Melkamu. Fantahun went to the Hospital manager’s office and shared the problem. The manager told him to leave the boy with Mertnesh / Mertea who was a helper in the office. Melkamu stayed with Mertnesh for 4 days and then was taken to Addis. Because Fentahun was 12 years old, he had no say on the decision of the adoption and no way to keep his brother with him. However, he tried his best to know every information about Melkamu’s situation. He learned Melkamu was known by their grandfather’s name – Melkamu Birrara – and Fantahun had kept his father’s name Elebat. After Fantahun grew up he went to Addis to different offices and after many hardships was able to find where his only brother went – France. He was adopted by Jerone or Jerome Amoute.

ስለ ህጻናት ማሳደጊያ ድርጅቱ መረጃ / Orphanage and Care Center Information

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ስም / Name of orphanage or care center Unknown – NONE

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 France

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. Kesela, N.Sudan

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