Ethiopian Family Search: Girl Sine Adopted to Unknown Country in 1998 at Age 11

Ethiopian family, specifically younger brother Getachew or Abush for short, is searching for female Sinework or Bayush Demessie Ayalew, his sister, who was adopted at age 11 in 1998. Her family was tricked by an uncle who placed her for adoption without their knowledge and she may be in Germany but they do not know for sure. Sine’s father died after she left in 2003. Her father told the story to her younger brother, Getachew (Abush), who is now searching for her. When she left  Ethiopia, Abush was 5 years old and had many good memories about her, specially how they used to play together. 

መረጃውን ያስገባው / Submitted by Getachew (Abush) Demeissie, Sine’s younger brother

ስለ ህጻኑ(ኗ) መረጃ / Child’s Information

የህጻኑ(ኗ) ጾታ Gender of Child ሴት Girl

Sine with her father in Ethiopia

የህጻኑ(ኗ) ብሄር / Ethnicity of Child አማራ Amhara

የህጻኑ(ኗ) የልደት ቀን(እንደ አውሮፓውያን አቆጣጠር) / Year of Child’s Birth (Western Calendar) 1987

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ሲወለድ የተሰጠው ስም( ቅጽል ስሞችን ይጨምሩ) / Birth Name of Child Sinework or Bayush Demessie Ayalew

የማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) ስም (በማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) ሂደት የልጆች ስም ብዙ ጊዜ ሊለዋወጥ ይችላል:: ስለዚህ እርግጠኛ ካልሁኑ “ሊሆን የሚችል ስም” ይበሉ::) / Name at time of adoption Sine

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 11 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) 1998

Sine when she was little

ለ ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) ሲሰጥ(ስትሰጥ) የህጻኑ እድሜ / Age of child at adoption 11 years

ለማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠው(ችው) በመች ዓመተምህረት / Year child was adopted (Western calendar) 1998

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.) Sinwork or Bayush Demeissie Ayalew was born in Feresbet or Quarit in Amhara region in Ethiopia in September of 1987. Her father and mother may have been divorced. When she was 11 years old, her maternal uncle Desta persuaded the stepmom to give her to him to take to Germany. Her father at that time was in Awassa taking summer course at a University. Though he had contemplated the idea of sending Sinework with her uncle to a better life, he had not taken steps to do so. Desta, however, took the advantage of the father’s absence to persuade the stepmom, Edmealem M., and made her believe the father said yes about it. Later her father came to understand that Desta had tricked the family in saying he is going abroad when in fact he had not left the country. Desta gave her for adoption and she may have been adopted to Germany.

The father told the story to her younger brother, Getachew (Abush), and he was always talking about her until his death. When she left Abush was 5 years old and had many good memories about her, specially how they used to play together. Getachew / Abush is now searching for his sister.

When Sine left home in 1998 she was about 11 years old and was in 5th grade. Their father Demeissie died in 2003.

ስለ ጉዲፈቻ ቤተሰቦች መረጃ (የጉዲፈቻ ቤተሰቦቹ ስም፣ ስለቤተሰቡ የሚያውቁት ማንኛውም አይነት ነገር) / Give information about adoptive family She might be in Germany but not quite sure about it.

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) Sine will remember two of her younger brothers Abush/Asichenaki (Getachew) and Wubeshet. She may remember her step mother who she called Edme, and she would also remember her father. 

የልጅዎን ታሪክ እንዴት ለጉዲፌቻ እንደተሰጠ በአጭሩ ይንገሩን / Adoption Story

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

ልጅዎ ተሰርቆ ከሆነ ለጉዲፌቻ የተሰጠው ፥ በጥቂቱ ያብራሩልን / If the child was stolen, please explain The uncle by the name Desta tricked the family that he is going to Germany and wanted to take her with him. The family later found that he lied to them and he gave the child to adoption. The family had no information since then about Sine because the uncle was in hiding.

ስለ ህጻናት ማሳደጊያ ድርጅቱ መረጃ / Orphanage and Care Center Information

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ስም / Name of orphanage or care center Unknown

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 Unknown

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 is from Amahara Region Dejen Woreda northwest of Addis Ababa, but Sine’s brother Getachew/Abush is now in Beijing, China doing his masters.

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