Adoptee Search: Boy Born 2008 in Hadiya Adopted 2011 to the USA through CHSFS and Mussie Children’s Home Association

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of male, birth name Asfaw Melkamu, who was born in Hadiya, SNNPR in 2008. He was relinquished for adoption by his birth father Melkamu M. in 2010. His birth father lived in Shone with his brother Matewos M. at time of relinquishment. He was adopted to the USA through Children’s Home Society and Family Services/ CHSFS and Mussie Children’s Home Association in 2011.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
3

Gender of Child male

Ethnicity of Child Hadiya

Year of child’s birth 2008

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Asfaw Melkamu

Name of child at the time of adoption Asfaw Melkamu

Ethiopian family members’ names, if known Melkamu M. (birth father), Tagesech M. (birth mother, if living), Matewos M. (uncle), Belay M. (uncle), Mengistu M. (uncle), Mengesha M. (uncle), Desalech M. (aunt), Dede M. (uncle), Mishamo K. (maternal grandfather), Tesfanesh P. (maternal grandmother)

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 2

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2010

Age of child at adoption 3

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 the child Asfaw has rectangular scars (like burn scars) on the back of each leg, on his calves. He also has a burn scar on the back of his shoulder and part of his arm and back. He also has a very light birthmark on his left cheek.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Children’s Home Society and Family Services (USA)

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Mussie Children’s Home Association

Orphanage or care center representative Mahlet Tilahun (Social Worker)

Other orphanage or care center workers Solomon Kebede

Region of orphanage or care center Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Southern Nations

Zone of orphanage or care center Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Hadiya – Southern Nations

City/Town of orphanage or care center Hosana

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Children’s Home Society and Family Services home in Addis Ababa

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

Information for Relinquished Children

Age of Child in Photo
2 years 9 months

Name of person who relinquished child Melkamu M.

Relationship of person who relinquished child Birth father

Region where child was relinquished Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Southern Nations

Zone where child was relinquished Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Hadiya – Southern Nations

City/town where child was relinquished UNKNOWN city or town

Additional relinquishment information Father lived in Shone with his brother Matewos M. at time of relinquishment.

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