Adoptee Search: Girl Born 2009 Found in Dire Dawa July 2009 Adopted to Australia through the Missionaries of Charity Orphanage

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of female, birth name Kalkidan, born in 2009. She was found abandoned on 28/07/2009 at 2am at the Missionaries of Charity Compound in Kebel 08 in Dire Dawa. She was adopted in 2009 to Australia through the Missionaries of Charity Orphanage in Addis Ababa.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
12 weeks

Gender of Child Girl

Year of child’s birth 2009

Name of child at the time of adoption Kalkidan Teresa

Ethiopian birth name of child Kalkidan

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2009

Additional information: From Police report: “2 weeks old girl called Kalkidan was abandoned on 28/07/2009 at 2am at the Missionaries of Charity Compound in Kebel 08”

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Dire Dawa Region

Zone child(ren) found Dire Dawa – Dire Dawa Region

City/town child(ren) found Dire Dawa

Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Abandoned at the age of 2 weeks known by the name of Kalkidan. She was abandoned on the 28/07/2009 at 2am at the Missionaries of Charity compound in Kebel 08 Dire Dawa.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed UNKNOWN Adoption Agency

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Mr Girma Anto, Sr Serephene,  Sr Joan of Arc.

Adoptive Country Australia

Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption We adopted Kalkidan through the Missionaries of Charity Orphanage in Addis Ababa. We are Australian citizens that were living in the UAE as expats at the time of adoption.

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Missionaries of Charity

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Sr Serephen, Sr Joan of Arc, Mr Girma Anto all located at the Missionaries of Charity Orphanage in Addis Ababa

Region of orphanage or care center Dire Dawa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Dire Dawa – Dire Dawa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Dire Dawa

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Kalkidan was there from the age of 2 weeks until the age of 12 weeks when she was transferred to the Missionaries of Charity orphanage in Addis Ababa.

Orphanage/care center #2

Age of Child in Photo
12 weeks

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Missionaries of Charity 

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa region in Ethiopia

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

 

 

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