Girl Adopted at Age 6 using Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA) via Missionaries of Charity Asco

Female found at age 1 month near the cemetery located behind Yeka Michael Church in Addis Ababa (see photo below) in the Yeka sub city, Kebele 15. Child stayed at Missionaries of Charity Asco location until adopted in 2011 at age 6 through Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA).

Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for child’s Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Child as an infant, estimated age: 6 months. Child was abandoned at an estimated age of 1 month.
Child as an infant, estimated age: 6 months. Child was abandoned at an estimated age of 1 month.

Gender of Child female

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Additional information about child’s ethnicity We think the child may be Oromo, but are not sure.

Year of child’s birth 2004

Ethiopian birth Name of Child UNKNOWN

Ethiopian family members’ first names UNKNOWN

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2004

Age of child at adoption 6

Year child was adopted 2011

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about siblings UNKNOWN

Additional information about the child Child has some health issues

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA)

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Temesgen

Other adoption agency workers Gail, Merrily, Eleni, Abreham

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Missionaries of Charity Asco location

Orphanage or care center representative SM Seraphine, Girma Anto

Other orphanage or care center workers Laketch, Almaz, Dr. Fulvia Fieni

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

Additional information about this orphanage or care center The child lived at the Missionaries of Charity Asco location (not the Sidist Kilo location) from 2004 through 2011.

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN

Additional information about this orphanage or care center The child only lived at the Missionaries of Charity Orphanage (Asco location).

Information for Abandoned Children

Child standing in location she was found behind Yeka Michael Church. Age in photo: 9 years.
Child standing in location she was found behind Yeka Michael Church. Age in photo: 9 years.

Name of person who found the child UNKNOWN

Relationship or title of person who found the child UNKNOWN

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

Police Officer involved with the case Vice Sajin Tewedaj Wendemu

Additional information that could be useful in making a match Child was abandoned near the cemetery located behind Yeka Michael Church (see attached photo of exact location) in the Yeka sub city, Kebele 15. Several people living near the church/cemetery saw the child before she was turned over to the police. No names were recorded. A searcher we used found a woman named “Mami” that lives on the opposite side of the cemetery from where the child was found that remembers the day she was found, but has no additional information.

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