Ethiopian Family searching for girl born in 2006 and adopted in 2007 to USA via Mahebere Tsila in Tigray

Ethiopian mother searching for girl, named Mary, born in 2007 in Tigray Region and adopted in 2008 to USA via Mahebere Mitsela Sedera at approximately 1 year old. Mother relinquished child to Mahebere Tsila (Mahebre Tselale) in Qwihay, Tigray in 2007 and child was adopted soon after. Mother had received an update prior and has the adoptive family’s names and is hoping for more contact. The adoption agency is probably International Adoption Guides – IAG.

መረጃውን ያስገባው / Submitted by Ethiopian Family

ስለ ህጻኑ(ኗ) መረጃ / Child’s Information

Wintana and her daughter Mary
Wintana and her daughter Mary

የህጻኑ(ኗ) ጾታ Gender of Child ሴት Girl

የህጻኑ(ኗ) ብሄር / Ethnicity of Child አይታወቅም Unknown

የህጻኑ(ኗ) የልደት ቀን(እንደ አውሮፓውያን አቆጣጠር) / Year of Child’s Birth (Western Calendar) 2006

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ሲወለድ የተሰጠው ስም( ቅጽል ስሞችን ይጨምሩ) / Birth Name of Child Mary or Merry Desta

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

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 Approximately 1 year old

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) 2007

ለ ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) ሲሰጥ(ስትሰጥ) የህጻኑ እድሜ / Age of child at adoption Around 1 year old.

ለማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠው(ችው) በመች ዓመተምህረት / Year child was adopted (Western calendar) 2008 Year of Adoption

ስለ ጉዲፈቻ ቤተሰቦች መረጃ (የጉዲፈቻ ቤተሰቦቹ ስም፣ ስለቤተሰቡ የሚያውቁት ማንኛውም አይነት ነገር) / Give information about adoptive family – Wintana, mother of Mary, has first and last names of adoptive family. Wintana says:

 “After my birth I had some problems with my family and I was so scared at that time because that was my first time to have a child and I was very young.  I don’t know even how to grow the child so I decided to give my child to the orphanage. Then I was talked to my friend, her name is Samrawit and she told me she will talk to an orphanage. Finally she got one orphanage called Mahebere Mitsela Sedera. Then one day two workers of the orphanage and one foreigner (white person) came in my home and they took some photos of me with my child and the child alone.  After a few days they came again and we went to the hospital in order to check my health and my child’s health. Then they took my child from me at the end of the hospital process. I know the two orphanage workers names, they are Solomon and Birehanu, but I don’t know their fathers name. Solomon was the head of the Mahebere Mitsela Sedera orphanage and Berhanu was the worker of that orphanage. Birehanu gave me the photos and some documents about my child in 2010. Starting from 2010 up to now I don’t have any information about my child and I called many times to Birehanu but his phone is not working.”

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 Wintana D.

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

ህጻኑን(ኗን) የተቀበለው ድርጅት / Organization that received the child Mahebere Tsila Sedera or Mahebere Mitsela Sedera

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ለ ማደጎ( ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠበት(የተሰጠችበት) ክልል, ዞን, ከተማ / Region, zone, town where child was given Qwiha, Tigray or Tigray region in Mekele Town, kebele 19 

ስለ ህጻናት ማሳደጊያ ድርጅቱ መረጃ / Orphanage and Care Center Information

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ስም / Name of orphanage or care center Mahebere Tsila Sedera or Mahebere Mitsela Sedera. Solomon was the head of the orphanage and Birhanu was a worker for the orphanage but Wintana doesn’t know their second names.

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ያለበት ወይም የነበረበት ክልል / Region of orphanage or care center Tigray region Mekele Town Kebele 19

ስለ የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ተጫማሪ መረጃ / Additional information about orphanage or care center
Orphanage used to be in Qwiha Tigray but is it now defunct. 

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

ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ)ውን ያስፈጸመው ድርጅት / Adoption agency that processed the adoption UNKNOWN, but probably International Adoption Guides – IAG 

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

ልጅዎን ለማፈላለግ የሚጠቅም ተጨማሪ መረጃ / Additional information that could be useful in finding your child Ethiopian mother received some photos and letters from the adoptive family through Mahebre Tselale Sedera in 2010 but she has heard nothing since.

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