Adoptee Search: Girl Born 1989 and Left at Dessie Hospital Adopted 1991 to France through Les Amis des Enfants du Monde via Toukoul Orphanage.

Adoptee searching for her Ethiopian family. Selass was born in 1989. In June, 1991, she was abandoned at the hospital in Dessie (Dese), Amhara Region with a serious illness. At the time her age was estimated to be between 18 months and 2 years. Some paperwork indicates that her mother may have died of “cerebral disease” a few days earlier, but other paperwork states her parents are unknown. In 1991, she was adopted to France through Les Amis des Enfants du Monde via Toukoul Orphanage.

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Child’s Information

Age in Photo Around 2 yrs

Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Year of child’s birth 1989

Ethiopian birth name of child Selass

Age of child at adoption 18 months – 2 years

Year child was adopted 1991

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. According to her adoption papers, her mother died from “cerebral disease”. However in the court paperwork, parents are listed as unknown. Selass was admitted to “Dessie Hospital” because of a serious disease on 26/06/1991 on the afternoon and she was follow by Doctor Getenet.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 18 months – 2 years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1991

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Amhara Region

Zone child(ren) found North Wollo – Amhara Region

City/town child(ren) found Dessie (Dese)

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Les Amis des Enfants du Monde (France)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Nelly, Daniel Haile, Dr Zewdu Nega, Miss Gueda Bizuneh

Adoptive Country France

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Toukoul Orphanage

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, Nelly

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

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