Boy from Dire Dawa Born 1996, Adopted 2010 to the USA through AAI and Sele Enat

Male born in 1996 in Dire Dawa and relinquished by older sister, Elsa, around 2004 at the age of 8. He was adopted to the USA in 2010 at 14 years old through Adoption Advocates International (WA) and Sele Enat and Layla House.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for child’s Ethiopian family

Child’s Informationboyfromseleenat

Gender of Child male

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Year of child’s birth 1996

Ethiopian birth Name of Child  Yakob Alemu

Name of child at the time of adoption Yakob Alemu

Ethiopian family members’ names Elsa A. (sister)

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 8

Year child entered a care center or orphanage Approximately 2004

Age of child at adoption  14

Year child was adopted 2010

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child Yakob was originally from Kebele 02, Dire Dawa Region.  His sister, Elsa, placed him in the Yezare Abebawoch orphanage. Yakob believes Elsa then moved to Djibouti. She was about 23 at the time. A lady named Hilina D., who may have  worked for the government, may have additional information on Elsa. The  Yezare Abebawoch orphanage was closed down and the kids were moved to different orphanages.

Adoption Agency Information

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

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Gail

Other adoption agency workers Jerry, Ivy, Brhanu

Country to which the child was adopted USA

Orphanage/care center #1

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

Orphanage or care center representative Gail

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

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Sele Enat

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 Region

Information for Relinquished Children

Approximately age 12 yrs

Name of person who relinquished child Elsa A.

Relationship of person who relinquished child Sister

Region where child was relinquished Dire Dawa Region

Zone where child was relinquished Unknown

City/town where child was relinquished Dire Dawa

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