Adoptee Search: Boy Born 1998 from Addis Adopted 2005 to USA through Adoption Advocates International via Kidane Mehret

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of boy, Ethiopian name Henock Alemseged, born 1998. Henock was born and raised in Addis Ababa. His mother, Azeb, died and his uncle, Muftah, relinquished him to the orphanage in 2003 at the age of 5. He was adopted in 2005 to the USA through Adoption Advocates International via Kidane Mehret.

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Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
6 years

Gender of Child Boy

Ethnicity of Child Tigraway

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Possibly Amhara too

Year of child’s birth 1998

Name of child at the time of adoption Henock Alemseged

Ethiopian birth name of child Henock Alemseged

Age of child at adoption 6 years

Year child was adopted 2005

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Henock was born and raised in Addis Ababa.  He has lost his mother named Azeb and doesn’t remember when.  He doesn’t know his father.  He has no siblings but he has an uncle – Muftah who lives in Addis Ababa.  He doesn’t have anyone else he knows as a relative.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 5 years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2003

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Addis Ababa Region

Zone of relinquishment Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town of relinquishment Addis Ababa

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Uncle

Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes

Adoption Agency Information

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

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Merelene Helpenstell, Director of Adoptions, Merrily Ripley, Executive Director

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Age of Child in Photo
6 years

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kidane Mehret

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Sister Lucretia 

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

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