Relative in Ethiopia (cousin Samuel, son of mother’s sister) is looking for a female adopted to Spain in 2008 at approximately age 6. Child was placed for adoption in Addis Ababa by her mother, however most of the information given was changed for the adoption process.
Submitted by Ethiopian family searching for child
Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN
Year of child’s birth 2002
Birth Name of Child Possible name: SISEN
Name at time of adoption SISEN
Information known about adoptive family They lived in Spain at the time of the adoption.
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 6
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2008
Age of child at adoption 6
Year child was adopted 2008
Additional information about the child The child had been living with her aunt until 2008, age 6. At that time, she was taken back by her mother to Addis Ababa. Her mother took her to be placed for adoption. False information was given to the court about the child’s parents. Grandparents may have been listed as her parents. Her age was also given incorrectly: she was about 6 but was listed as age 3. The name SISEN was used when she was adopted, but this is probably not her correct birth name.
The girl’s mother died in 2013, and her father died before that. Her cousin Samuel is looking for her. She left for adoption to Spain on September 8, 2008.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed A Spanish agency
Additional adoption agency information Child was adopted to Spain
Ethiopian representative of adoption agency UNKNOWN
Country to which the child was adopted Spain
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN
Information on Child Given for Adoption
Name of person who relinquished the child Mother relinquished the child but she may have used a false name
Relationship of person who relinquished the child mother
Region where child was relinquished Addis Ababa Region
Zone where child was relinquished Addis Ababa
City/town where child was relinquished Probably Addis Ababa