Female found at age 1 month near the cemetery located behind Yeka Michael Church in Addis Ababa (see photo below) in the Yeka sub city, Kebele 15. Child stayed at Missionaries of Charity Asco location until adopted in 2011 at age 6 through Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA).
Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for child’s Ethiopian family
Gender of Child female
Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN
Additional information about child’s ethnicity We think the child may be Oromo, but are not sure.
Year of child’s birth 2004
Ethiopian birth Name of Child UNKNOWN
Ethiopian family members’ first names UNKNOWN
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2004
Age of child at adoption 6
Year child was adopted 2011
Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0
Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0
Additional information about siblings UNKNOWN
Additional information about the child Child has some health issues
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA)
Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Temesgen
Other adoption agency workers Gail, Merrily, Eleni, Abreham
Country to which the child was adopted USA
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Missionaries of Charity Asco location
Orphanage or care center representative SM Seraphine, Girma Anto
Other orphanage or care center workers Laketch, Almaz, Dr. Fulvia Fieni
Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region
Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region
City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa
Additional information about this orphanage or care center The child lived at the Missionaries of Charity Asco location (not the Sidist Kilo location) from 2004 through 2011.
Orphanage/care center #2
Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN
Additional information about this orphanage or care center The child only lived at the Missionaries of Charity Orphanage (Asco location).
Information for Abandoned Children
Name of person who found the child UNKNOWN
Relationship or title of person who found the child UNKNOWN
Region where child was found Addis Ababa Region
Zone where child was found Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region
City/town where child was found Addis Ababa
Police Officer involved with the case Vice Sajin Tewedaj Wendemu
Additional information that could be useful in making a match Child was abandoned near the cemetery located behind Yeka Michael Church (see attached photo of exact location) in the Yeka sub city, Kebele 15. Several people living near the church/cemetery saw the child before she was turned over to the police. No names were recorded. A searcher we used found a woman named “Mami” that lives on the opposite side of the cemetery from where the child was found that remembers the day she was found, but has no additional information.