Ethiopian Family Search – Girl Born in 1999 adopted to Oslo, Norway at Age 6 Months

Ethiopian mother, Birhan, is searching for her daughter Helen Teklu. Helen was born in 1999. Her mother placed her in an orphanage at 3 months old due to poverty and lack of resources. She was adopted to Oslo, Norway in 1999 at 6 months of age. The adoption agency is Adopsjonsforum.  Birhan lives in Addis Ababa. Helen would now be a legal adult.

መረጃውን ያስገባው / Submitted by Ethiopian Family Searching for Child

ስለ ህጻኑ(ኗ) መረጃ / Child’s Information

የህጻኑ(ኗ) ጾታ Gender of Child ሴት Girl

Helen with her mother, Birhan

የህጻኑ(ኗ) ብሄር / Ethnicity of Child ትግሬ Tigray

ተጨማሪ መረጃ ስለ ህፃኑ(ኗ) ብሔር / Additional information about child’s ethnicity The father was from Eriteria. His name Yemane G. E.

የህጻኑ(ኗ) የልደት ቀን(እንደ አውሮፓውያን አቆጣጠር) / Year of Child’s Birth (Western Calendar) 1999

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ሲወለድ የተሰጠው ስም( ቅጽል ስሞችን ይጨምሩ) / Birth Name of Child Helen Teklu

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 0-12 months

Helen in Ethiopia

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) 1999

ለ ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) ሲሰጥ(ስትሰጥ) የህጻኑ እድሜ / Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

ለማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠው(ችው) በመች ዓመተምህረት / Year child was adopted (Western calendar) 1999

ስለ ጉዲፈቻ ቤተሰቦች መረጃ (የጉዲፈቻ ቤተሰቦቹ ስም፣ ስለቤተሰቡ የሚያውቁት ማንኛውም አይነት ነገር) / Give information about adoptive family They are living in Oslo, Norway. They adopted her when she was about 6 months.

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 Birhan, mother

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

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 Birhan, Helen’s mother, went to Eritera to get a job . She met Yemane, an Eriterian man, and they got married. The war that broke between Ethiopia and Eriteria, however, changed their life course. She became one of the many who were deported from Eriteria in 1998, not realizing she was pregnant. Her husband could not follow her.

Upon reaching Ethiopia life became difficult. After she gave birth to Helen, she struggled to find the best way to care for her. Berhan was young and confused. She learned about adoption and gave her baby, wishing her all the best. Helen was given to the orphanage when she was 3 months and was adopted when she was 6 months. Her name was Helen Teklu (after her grandfather’s name).

ስለ ህጻናት ማሳደጊያ ድርጅቱ መረጃ / Orphanage and Care Center Information

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ስም / Name of orphanage or care center Unknown

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ተወካይ / Representative of orphanage or care center Asefash

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

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ያለበት ወይም የነበረበት ዞን / Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

ስለ የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ተጫማሪ መረጃ / Additional information about orphanage or care center The orphanage was around 22 Mazoria. It is now closed.

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

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

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

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) ስለተሰጠበት(ተሰጠችበት) ሃገር ተጨማሪ መረጃ / Additional Country Information Oslo

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. Ledeta Kefle Ketema, Addis Ababa

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