Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family of boy HaileMikel born 2003. He was relinquished in Awasa by his mother Meskerem S. in 2008 and adopted to the USA in 2008 through Christian World Adoption via Childrens Cross Connection in Awasa and Sodo. Meskerem, his mother, was originally from Nekemet, Oromia Region and lived for a time in Addis Ababa. HaileMikel may have been born there and there may be extended family in Addis.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent
Gender of Child Boy
Ethnicity of Child Oromo
Year of child’s birth 2003
Ethiopian birth name of child HaileMikel Bamlak
Age of child at adoption 5 years
Year child was adopted 2008
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Mother’s name is Meskerem S. she was originally from Nekemet, Oromia Region and lived for a time in Addis Ababa. HaileMikel may have been born there and there may be extended family in Addis.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 4- 5 years
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2008
To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished
Region of relinquishment Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region
Zone of relinquishment Awasa
City/town of relinquishment Awasa
Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Meskerem is the mother’s name. I do not know her last name. I know he was born in Awasa, but not sure if he was relinquished there.
Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Christian World Adoption (USA)
Adoptive Country USA
Agency workers Bereket Gelaw- Doctor, Saba Tesfaye
Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption We know he was relinquished to a home by his mother, Meskerem. We believe that was in Awassa. According to his memory, she did come to visit him once before he was transferred to Sodo. From there he was sent to Addis.
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Childrens Cross Connection
Region of orphanage or care center Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region
Zone of orphanage or care center Awasa
City/Town of orphanage or care center Awasa
Orphanage/care center #2
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Childrens Cross Connection orphanage
Region of orphanage or care center SNNPR
Zone of orphanage or care center Wolaita
City/Town of orphanage or care center Sodo (Wolaita Sodo)