Ethiopian Father looking for Boy born in 1989 adopted to France via Toukoul and SOS Enfants Ethiopie

Ethiopian father looking for male born in 1989 adopted to France at age 3 or 4 via Toukoul and SOS Infants Ethiopia 

Submitted by Ethiopian Father searching for child

Child’s Information

Gender of Child male

Photo taken 1990, Age in photo 1-2 years
Photo taken 1990, Age in photo 1-2 years

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Year of child’s birth 1989

Birth Name of Child Wendmagegn Melaku, Wendmagegn Sammi, Wondmagegn Melaku, Wondmagegn Samson, Wondmagegn Sammison, Wondmagegn Samy

Name at time of adoption Wendmagegn

Birth Family Information

Father – Melaku Sitotaw / Melaku Samisom / Melaku Samson / Melaku Samy (versions of family names used)

Mother – Endeshash Seyfu died when child was 1-2 years old

Grandmother – Bekelech T (maternal)

Sisters of the child’s mother (his aunts) Hablework K, Hirut M, Eikirte D

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 3

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1991

Age of child at adoption 3

Year child was adopted 1992

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child The child’s mother died when he was about 1 year old. Melaku, the child’s father, was out of the area studying. The child’s grandmothers could not care for him so they took him to SOSEE Toukoul orphange. The birth family is from Addis Abeba, kebele 09, Asmera Menged, Kaba sefer.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed UNKNOWN

Country to which the child was adopted France

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed SOS Infants Ethiopia / SOS Enfants Ethiopie

Orphanage or care center representative Mr.Yves Ferez and Jacqueline Ferez, Zebider, Asefash

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 Toukoul Orphanage

Orphanage or care center representative Mr.Yves Ferez and Jacqueline Ferez, Asefash, Zebider

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

Information on Child Given for Adoption

Name of person who relinquished the child Grandparents of the child – Grandmother – Bekelech T (maternal)

Relationship of person who relinquished the child Grandparents of the child – Grandmother – Bekelech T (maternal)

Organization that received the child SOS Enfants Ethiopie / SOS Enfants Ethiopie / Toukoul Orphanage, Addis Ababa

Name of person who received the child Mr.Yves Ferez and Jacqueline Ferez, Zebider, Asefash

Region where child was relinquished Addis Ababa Region

Zone where child was relinquished Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town where child was relinquished Addis Ababa

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