Baby Girl Adopted to France in 1994 Through Païdia and Toukoul Orphanage

Female age 1-4 weeks old found by police in Addis Ababa, Higher 17, Kebele 18, and taken to Black Lion Hospital in 1993. She was transferred a few weeks later to Toukoul Orphanage and adopted to France through the agency Païdia in 1994 at age 1 year. Her name at adoption was Etagegne but it may have been given to her by police or the orphanage.

Submitted by Adopted Person / Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo 10 days - 1month
Age of Child in Photo 10 days – 1month

Gender of Child female

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Year of child’s birth 1993

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Etagegne (possibly named by police or orphanage)

Name of child at the time of adoption Etagegne

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1993

Age of child at adoption – best guess as to real age 1

Year child was adopted 1994 

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child Birthmark on the left tush

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Païdia (France)

Country to which the child was adopted France

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Toukoul Orphanage

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN

Information for Abandoned Children

Relationship or title of person who found the child Police

Region where child was found Addis Ababa Region

Zone where child was found Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town where child was found Addis Ababa

Additional information that could be useful in making a match Abandoned in Addis Abeba, Higher 17, Kebele 18 and transported to the Black Lion Hospital on November 26th 1993. Admitted in Toukoul Orphanage on December 17th 1993.

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