Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family. Girl born in 1992 was left at the Dessiè hospital in Amhara Region by a woman who didn’t identify herself. She was adopted to Italy in 1994 through a private adoption lawyer, Ignazio Tafarra. She has a scar on the back of her head caused by fire on which hair doesn’t grow.
Submitted by Adoptee
Gender of Child Girl
Year of child’s birth 1992
Name of child at the time of adoption Hawa
Ethiopian birth name of child Hawa
Age of child at adoption 2 years
Year child was adopted 1994
Additional information Scar on the back of the head caused by fire on which hair doesn’t grow.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 1 year
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1993
To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned
Region child(ren) found Amhara Region
Zone child(ren) found South Wollo – Amhara Region
City/town child(ren) found Dessie (Dese)
Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Left at Dessiè hospital by a woman who didn’t identify herself nor the baby.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed UNKNOWN Adoption Agency
List adoption agency workers with titles if known The lawyer who took care of the adoption was Ignazio Tafarra (He is not alive anymore).
Adoptive Country Italy
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption UNKNOWN orphanage
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known She was left at the hospital (Dessie)
Region of orphanage or care center Amhara Region
Zone of orphanage or care center South Wollo – Amhara Region
City/Town of orphanage or care center Dessie (Dese)