Girl Born in 2009 Adopted 2010 to the USA through SOS Infants Ethiopia/ Chiro / Chero Orphanage and Toukoul Orphanage

Female born in 2009 in Oromia Region. Placed in SOS Infants Ethiopia /  Chiro / Chero Orphanage in Chiro / Chero, Oromia Region, and then Toukoul Orphanage in Addis Ababa. Adopted in the USA in 2010 at the age of 1. Birth father Mohamed has been located. Searching for Ethiopian mother whose name begins with I or maybe A. She lived in Dire Dawa and is believed to be Oromo. Child’s mother’s last known location is Jijiga. Child was likely born in Harar

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for child’s Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo Between 2-4 months old
Age of Child in Photo
Between 2-4 months old

Gender of Child female

Ethnicity of Child Oromo

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Adare / Harari

Year of child’s birth 2009

Ethiopian birth Name of Child  Iftu (given by finder)

Name of child at the time of adoption Iftu

Ethiopian family members’ names Father: Mohamed A., Mother: name begins with I or maybe A. withheld for privacy

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2010

Age of child at adoption 1

Year child was adopted 2010

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed UNKNOWN Adoption Agency

Additional adoption agency information Adoption agency name withheld

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed SOS Infants Ethiopia/ Chiro / Chero Orphanage

Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region

Zone of orphanage or care center East Hararghe – Oromia Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Chiro / Chero or Asebe Teferi

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Entered orphanage beginning March 2010 and left for orphanage in Addis at the end of June 2010

Orphanage/care center #2

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

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Entered orphanage at the end of June 2010 and was adopted and left orphanage December 2010

Information for Abandoned Children

Age of Child in Photo 5 years, pictured with birth father
Age of Child in Photo
5 years, pictured with birth father

Name of person who found the child Nuria Ahmed

Region where child was found Oromia Region

Zone where child was found East Hararghe – Oromia Region

City/town where child was found Deder

Additional information that could be useful in making a match Father has been found. Trying to locate mom. She lived in Dire Dawa and we were told she is probably Oromo. For privacy and security, we known her first name, but will only say it begins with an I or maybe an A. Her last known location is Jijiga. Child was likely born in Harar.

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