Ethiopian Family Search – for Girl Merkeb Kidanemariam Adopted at Age 9 to Italy

Ethiopian Aunt is searching for female named Merkeb Kidanemariam. Both of Merkeb’s parents died, and her Aunt Mulugojam was caring for her. Merkeb was grieving and not adjusting to living with Mulugojam, she she decided to place her for adoption for a new start. Merkeb was adoped to Italy at age 9 in 2005. The agency is unknown but the orphanage is Bête Hitsanet. Merkeb was born in Debremarkos and lived there with her parents until her mother’s death.

መረጃውን ያስገባው / Submitted by Ethiopian Aunt

ስለ ህጻኑ(ኗ) መረጃ / Child’s Information

የህጻኑ(ኗ) ጾታ Gender of Child ሴት Girl

Merkeb Kidanemariam

የህጻኑ(ኗ) ብሄር / Ethnicity of Child አማራ Amhara

ተጨማሪ መረጃ ስለ ህፃኑ(ኗ) ብሔር / Additional information about child’s ethnicity Her mother was Amhara and her father was from Tigray.

የህጻኑ(ኗ) የልደት ቀን(እንደ አውሮፓውያን አቆጣጠር) / Year of Child’s Birth (Western Calendar) 1994

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ሲወለድ የተሰጠው ስም( ቅጽል ስሞችን ይጨምሩ) / Birth Name of Child Merkeb Kidanemariam

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 9 years 

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) 2005

Merkeb with her mother and father

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

ለማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠው(ችው) በመች ዓመተምህረት / Year child was adopted (Western calendar) 2005

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) She is an only child but she will remember her aunts Mulugojam and Asmarch and her cousins Abaynesh and Estifanos Bahru

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 Mulugojam A, Aunt

ህጻኑን(ኗን) የተቀበለው ድርጅት / Organization that received the child Bete Hitsanet / Bethy Hisanat (Bethy Children)

ህጻኑን(ኗን) የተቀበለው ግለሰብ ስም / Name of person who received the child Eyayau

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ለ ማደጎ( ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠበት(የተሰጠችበት) ክልል, ዞን, ከተማ / Region, zone, town where child was given Baher Dar / Bahir Dar but she previously lived in Debre Markos.

የኃላ መረጃ ወይም ቀድመ ታርክ / Background information or story Merkeb was born in Debremarkos in 1994. Both parents died. She was the only child. Her aunt took her to Bahir Dar after the death of her mother but Merkeb was so badly grief stricken she did not seem to be adjusting. That is when the family decided to give her to adoption if changing the environment might give her a chance for new beginning. When given to adoption she was about 9 years but she was registered to the orphanage (waiting center) at 5 years old.

ስለ ህጻናት ማሳደጊያ ድርጅቱ መረጃ / Orphanage and Care Center Information

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ስም / Name of orphanage or care center Bête Hitsanet

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ተወካይ / Representative of orphanage or care center Eyayu

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

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ያለበት ወይም የነበረበት ዞን / Zone of orphanage or care center Bahir Dar – Amhara Region

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ያለበት ወይም የነበረበት ከተማ / City/Town of orphanage or care center Bahir Dar

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 Her aunt used to receive pictures and was only told that Merkeb is doing well in Italy. the center was not willing to give any other information than pictures which happened 4 times since she was adopted.

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 has moved to Addis Ababa from Bahrdar and is living in rented house. 

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