Ethiopian Family Searching for Kalkidan Adopted to France in 2009

Ethiopian mother, Tsehai, is searching for her daughter Kalkidan Tesema, nicknamed Mona. Kalkidan / Muna was born in 2007 at Jugula Hospital in Harar. She has a brother named Solomon. The family lives in Harar. Tsehai placed Kalkidan in SOS Infants Ethiopia in Harar due to financial difficulties. Kalkidan was adopted to France by Children of the Sun in November 2009.

Child’s Information

Gender of Child Girl

Year of child’s birth – give your best guess if you are unsure Born in 2007

Ethiopian birth name of child Kalkidan Tesema, Muna / Tessema

Age of child at adoption 2 years

Year child was adopted 2009 Year of Adoption

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Her mother’s name was Tsehai, and her brother was named Solomon. Her family lives in Harar. Tsehaye

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 2 years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009

Region of origin Harari Region

Zone of origin Harari – Harari Region

City/town of origin Harar (or Harer)

Give information about how the child became available for adoption At the time, in 2009, Tsehai, was ill and financially poor, so she was forced to give Kalkidan to the SOS Infant Ethiopian orphanage in Harar.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Children of the sun (France)

Adoptive Country France

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption SOS Infants Ethiopia, first Harar then Addis Ababa

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known SOS Enfants Ethiopie manager Mr. Mesfin

Region of orphanage or care center Harari Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Harari – Harari Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Harar / Harer

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