Ethiopian Relative – Aunt – Searching for Boy Adopted to Canada in 2009 using Berhane – Birhane Orphanage

Male two year old adopted to Canada in 2009. Ethiopian Maternal Aunt named Hiwot is searching for her nephew adopted to Canada in 2009. Child’s name is Cherinet Animut. He was two years old when adopted, and his mother and father were both deceased at the time of adoption. His mother’s request before death was that Hiwot care for her small child Cherinet, and sadly he was taken for adoption without Hiwot’s knowledge. She is desperate to have an update on Cherinet. The Ethiopian organization that processed the adoption was Addis Ababa based Birhane Hiwot Child and Family Aid Association / Berhane Hiwot Children’s Village and Families Services Organization / Berhane Orphanage / Birhane Orphanage / Birhan / Berhan. Cherinet is originally from the Sebeta Area, Alem Gena City, Kebele 2 / Kebele 02. UPDATE: it’s believed that the child’s adoptive parents may have contact with the paternal side of the Ethiopian family but they are withholding access from the mother’s side.

Submitted by Ethiopian Relative Hiwot – Sister of child’s mother – searching for child

ስለ ህጻኑ(ኗ) መረጃ / Child’s Information

የህጻኑ(ኗ) ጾታ / Gender of Child male

Cherinet with his mother and father before their deaths
Cherinet with his mother and father before their deaths

የህጻኑ(ኗ) ብሄር / Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

የህጻኑ(ኗ) የልደት ቀን(እንደ አውሮፓውያን አቆጣጠር) / Year of child’s birth (Western calendar) 2007

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ሲወለድ የተሰጠው ስም( ቅጽል ስሞችን ይጨምሩ) / Birth Name of Child Cherinet Animut

የማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) ስም (በማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) ሂደት የልጆች ስም ብዙ ጊዜ ሊለዋወጥ ይችላል:: ስለዚህ እርግጠኛ ካልሁኑ “ሊሆን የሚችል ስም” ይበሉ::) / Name at time of adoption Cherinet Animut

ስለ ጉዲፈቻ ቤተሰቦች መረጃ (የጉዲፈቻ ቤተሰቦቹ ስም፣ ስለቤተሰቡ የሚያውቁት ማንኛውም አይነት ነገር) / Information about adoptive family Canadian 

ወደ ህጻናት ማሳደጊያ ሲገባ(ስትገባ) የህጻኑ(ኗ) እድሜ ወይም ለመጨረሻ ጊዜ ህጻኑ(ኗ)ን ሲያዩት እድሜው(እድሜዋ) ስንት ነበር / Age when child entered care center or orphanage 2

ልጅዎ በ መች ዓመተምህረት ወደ ህጻናት ማሳደጊያ ገባ(ገባች)? ወይም ለመጨረሻ ጊዜ ህጻኑን(ኗን) ያዩት በ መች ዓመተምህረት ነው(እንደ አውሮፓውያን አቆጣጠር) / Year child entered a care center or orphanage (Western calendar) 2009

ለ ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) ሲሰጥ(ስትሰጥ) የህጻኑ እድሜ / Age of child at adoption 2 years

ለማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠው(ችው) በመች ዓመተምህረት / Year child was adopted (Western calendar) 2009

ከህጻኑ(ኗ) ጋር አብረው ለጉዲፈቻ የተሰጡ ወንድሞች፣ እህቶች፣ የአክስት ወይም አጎትልጆች ካሉ መረጃ ይስጡ / Give information about brothers, sisters or cousins adopted with child 0

ለሌላ ቤተሰብ ለማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጡ ወንድሞች፣ እህቶች፣ የአክስት ወይም አጎት ልጆች ካሉ መረጃ ይስጡ / Give information about brothers, sisters or cousins adopted to other families 0

ለማደጎ( ለጉዲፈቻ) ያልተሰጡ ሌሎች ልጆች ካሉዎት፣ ለማደጎ( ለጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠው ልጅ ሊያስታውሳቸው የሚችላቸው ሌሎች ህጻናት ካሉ ተጨማሪ መረጃ ይስጡ / Additional information (other children not adopted, other children the adopted child may remember)

Cherinet Animut was born December 24, 2007. His mother, Yewudit Zeleke, died December 25, 2008. His father Animut Tesfaye died July 9, 2009.

Cherinet was given to orphanage when he was 2 years old.

Cherinet may remember his elder sisters Mahilet / Mahalet and aunt Hiwot Zeleke.

Before dying, Cherinet’s mother, Yewudit, requested that her sister Hiwot care for the child when she passed away. Cherinet was taken for adoption without Hiwot’s knowledge and she very much wants to know his current condition in Canada and to have contact with him and his adoptive family. The adoptive family may be in contact with another family member related by marriage, however Hiwot is not receiving any updates through this person. She is desperate to know her nephew is ok and for him to know of his cousins.

ስለ ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) አስፈጻሚው ድርጅት መረጃ / Adoption Agency Information

ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ)ውን ያስፈጸመው ድርጅት / Adoption agency that processed the adoption UNKNOWN

ስለ ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) አስፈጻሚው ድርጅት ተጨማሪ መረጃ / Additional adoption agency information. Add any other agency information here. Canada / a Canadian agency

ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ)ውን ያስፈጸመው ድርጅት የኢትዮጵያ ተወካይ / Ethiopian representative of adoption agency UNKNOWN

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ማደጎ(ጉዲፈቻ) የተሰጠበት(የተሰጠችበት) ሃገር / Country to which child was adopted Canada

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያ ቁጥር 1 / Orphanage/care center #1

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ስም / Name of orphanage or care center  BIRHANE HIWOT CHILD AND FAMILY AID ASSOCIATION / Berhane Hiwot Children’s Village and Families Services Organization / Berhane Orphanage / Birhane Orphanage / Birhan / Berhan

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ተወካይ / Representative of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ያለበት ወይም የነበረበት ክልል / Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ያለበት ወይም የነበረበት ዞን / Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ያለበት ወይም የነበረበት ከተማ / City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa, maybe Sebeta area outside Addis

ስለ የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ተጫማሪ መረጃ / Additional information about orphanage or care center Birhane Hiwot Child and Family Aid Association / Berhane Hiwot Children’s Village and Families Services Organization / Berhane Orphanage / Birhane Orphanage / Birhan / Berhan

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያ ቁጥር 2 / Orphanage/care center #2

የህጻናት ማሳደጊያው ስም / Name of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN

ስለ ጠፋ፣ስለ ተሰረቀ ወይም ስለ ተጣለ ህጻን መረጃ / Information on Adopted, Missing, Stolen or Abandoned Child

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ለ መጨረሻ ጊዜ የታየበት (የታየችበት) ክልል / Region where child was last seen Oromia Region

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ለ መጨረሻ ጊዜ የታየበት (የታየችበት) ዞን / Zone where child was last seen Oromia Special Zone Surrounding Finfinne – Oromia Region

ህጻኑ(ኗ) ለ መጨረሻ ጊዜ የታየበት (የታየችበት) ከተማ / City/Town where child was last seen Alem Gena Woreda, Sebeta area

ልጅዎን ለማፈላለግ የሚጠቅም ተጨማሪ መረጃ / Additional information that could be useful in finding your child

Child from Alem Gena Woreda, Sebeta area, close to Addis Ababa. Address: Sebeta Area Alem Gena City kebele 2 / Kebele 02

The child was taken without the knowledge of his closest blood relative, his Aunt Hiwot. From Hiwot: 

“My elder sister raised me after my father and mother dead. But she also became sick and died following her husband. She talked to me in her last word to take care her child.”

Cherinet’s Ethiopian family history:

Father: Animut Tesfaye Wakena – deceased before the adoption. Cherinet father Tesfaye grew up with his uncle called Wakana. Wakana was also dead after the Cherinet’s adoption.

Mother: Yewudit Zeleke – deceased before the adoption. Hiwot, Yewudit and another sister grew up with their grandparents in Dire Dawa.

Cherinet’s Elder sister: Mahilet

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