Ethiopian Family Search for Kalkidan and Tewodros Adopted to Italy Around 2003 via St. Mariam’s

Ethiopian sisters are searching for their brother and sister Helen and Tewodros, adopted to Italy around 2003. They were probably around 7 and 5 years old. Their parents are deceased and the other children are unsure of the exact dates of their birth and adoption. The children come from Desse and the adoption was facilitated by St. Miriam or St. Mariam, probably a church.

መረጃውን ያስገባው / Submitted by ኢትዮጵያውያን ቤተሰብ / Ethiopian Family

ስለ ህጻኑ(ኗ) መረጃ / Child’s Information

Tewodros and Kalkidan with their sister Helen

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) Kalkidan Melaku was born in approximately 1997 and her brother Tewedros Melaku was born around 1995 or 1991.

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ሲወለድ የተሰጠው ስም( ቅጽል ስሞችን ይጨምሩ) / Birth Name of Child Kalkidan Melaku and Tewedros Melaku / Tewodros Melaku

Kalkidan before adoption

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 Kalkidan was around 7 years old and Tewedros was around 5. The exact year of adoption is not known. They were adopted around 2003. The dates are confused because their parents are deceased and the siblings don’t know the exact dates as they were small at the time of adoption.

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) They may remember their family: They have two sisters — Helen (full sister), age 25 and Fikirte (half sister), age 30. Their father’s name is Melaku Temesgen (deceased).

የልጅዎን ታሪክ እንዴት ለጉዲፌቻ እንደተሰጠ በአጭሩ ይንገሩን / Adoption Story

Melaku, their father

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

የኃላ መረጃ ወይም ቀድመ ታርክ / Background information or story Melaku, father of Kalkidan and Tewedros, gave the children for adoption because after the death of their mother, it was impossible for him to care for them. He was extremely poor. Their sister Helen was placed with relatives. Two or three years after the children were adopted, Melaku died. Helen was very small when all this happened so she doesn’t know the exact ages of the children at the time of adoption.

ስለ ህጻናት ማሳደጊያ ድርጅቱ መረጃ / Orphanage and Care Center Information

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ስም / Name of orphanage or care center St. Miriam is the only information known about the organization that facilitated the adoptions.

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

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ያለበት ወይም የነበረበት ከተማ / City or Town of orphanage or care center Dessie (Dese)

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

Tewedros before aodption

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

ይህንን ቅጽ በመሙላት እየረዱት ያለ ኢትዮጵያዊ ቤተሰብ ስም / Name of Ethiopian family member who is searching Helen, sister

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. Some of the family is in Addis and some is in Dessie.  

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