Adoptee Search: Girl Born 1991 in Arba Minch SNNPR Adopted 1998 to France

Adopted girl named Etsegenet was born in 1991 and entered care in Arba Minch / Arba Min’ch in 1996. Parents’ names are known and they were said to have died of malaria. She has two older half-sisters who were also adopted. Etsegenet was adopted to France in 1998 through Les Amis des Enfants du Monde.

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Child’s Information

Gender of Child Girl

Year of child’s birth 1991

Name of child at the time of adoption Etsegenet

Ethiopian birth name of child Yismashewa

Age of child at adoption 6 years

Year child was adopted 1998

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family Mother was Etagu A. and father was Yismashewa

Are you searching for another child from the same Ethiopian family? Yes

Data about other children from the same Ethiopian family Etsegenet has two half-sisters who were also adopted to France a few years before her. 

Additional information Scars on eyelids

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 4 years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1996

Region of origin Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR)

Zone of origin Gamo Gofa

City/town of origin Arba Minch / Arba Min’ch

Give information about how the child became available for adoption Parents may have died of malaria.

Adoption Agency Information

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

Adoptive Country France

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Toukoul Orphanage

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Additional information about this orphanage or care center The orphanage is no longer operating and has become a university. The files have been transferred to another orphanage in Addis Ababa.

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption UNKNOWN orphanage

Region of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN region in Ethiopia

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