Adoptee Search: Girl Born 1992 Amhara Region Adopted to Italy in 1994

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.

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Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
1 year and a half

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

Age of Child in Photo
1 year and a half

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)

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