Adoptee Search: Boy born 2003 in Awasa Adopted to USA in 2008 through Christian World Adoption via Childrens Cross Connection

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.

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Child’s Information

HaileMikel 5 years old

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)

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