Girls Adopted to France in 2000 from Dire Dawa area through Les Enfants Reine de la Miséricorde and Missionaries of Charity

Dagim and Martha
Dagim and Martha

Female adopted in 2000 to France through Les Enfants de reine de miséricorde and Missionaries of Charity – Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa. She was adopted with her older sister. The younger child, Dagim, was 3 years old and her sister Martha was 9 years old. They may be from a town called Mengachedu near Dire Dawa. The children were told their parents died. They are searching for their family.

Submitted by Adoptee / Adopted Person searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Gender of Child female

 Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Dagim and Martha at Orphanage
Dagim and Martha at Orphanage

Year of child’s birth 1996

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Dagim Tesfaye

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 2-3 years old

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1999

Age of child at adoption 3

Year child was adopted February 2000

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 1

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about siblings Dagim was adopted with her older sister Martha. Dagim was 3 years old and Martha was 9 years old when adopted.

Additional information about the child The children may have come from the village or town called Melkagebdu / Mengachedu Melka Jebdu near Dire Dawa.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Les Enfants Reine de la Miséricorde  / Queen of Mercy

Additional adoption agency information Les Enfants Reine de la Miséricorde  / Queen of Mercy

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Mr. Bayon

Country to which the child was adopted France

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Missionaries of Charity in DIRE DAWA

Dagin on left, Martha on right
Dagin on left, Martha on right

Region of orphanage or care center Dire Dawa

Zone of orphanage or care center Dire Dawa 

City/Town of orphanage or care center Dire Dawa

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Dagim remembers it as a little house with religious sisters

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Missionaries of Charity in ADDIS ABABA

Dagim age 3 and Martha age 9
Dagim age 3 and Martha age 9

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Information for Relinquished Children

Region where child was relinquished UNKNOWN

Zone where child was relinquished UNKNOWN

City/town where child was relinquished UNKNOWN

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