Boy from Dire Dawa born in 2009 adopted to the USA using Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA)

Boy born in 2009 adopted to the USA using Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA) via Forum for Street Children (Dire Dawa) and Layla House. Child was left at Dil Chora Hospital in Dire Dawa.

Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo appox age is 4-6 weeks
Age of Child in Photo appox age is 4-6 weeks

Gender of Child male

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Child has been identified by other Ethiopians as being from Dire Dawa without their prior knowledge that he was found there

Year of child’s birth 2009

Birth Name of Child Doctor at Dil Chora hospital listed his name as Mustefa / Mustafa, he may not have known child’s birth name

Information known about Ethiopian family Mother left child at Dil Chora Hospital in Dire Dawa in January 2009, she was described as young and small

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2009 

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child Chlld’s exact birthdate is unknown. He was born in late 2008 or early 2009. Investigation revealed a witness saying she saw his mother and a friend at Dil Chora hospital where they left the baby before giving the name of the mother.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Adoption Advocates International (WA, USA) AAI

Additional adoption agency information agency is now closed

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Layla House

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Additional information about this orphanage or care center child was transferred from the Forum for Street Children care center in Dire Dawa to Layla House in Addis

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Forum for Street Children

Region of orphanage or care center Dire Dawa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Dire Dawa Zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center Dire Dawa

Information on Child Given for Adoption

Region where child was relinquished UNKNOWN

Information on Missing or Abandoned Child

Region where child was last seen UNKNOWN

 

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