Ethiopian Family Searching for Six Year old Girl Adopted to Spain in 2008

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

Child’s Information

Gender of Child FemaleNo image avaiable for this search listing

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

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

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

Other adoption agency workers UNKNOWN

Country to which the child was adopted Spain

Additional country information UNKNOWN

Receiving country representative UNKNOWN

Additional adoption agency information UNKNOWN

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN

Orphanage/care center #2

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

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