Adoptive parent searching for the Ethiopian family of male born 2008 in Alaba, SNNPR. He was found abandoned in a forest in Alaba as a small baby. He was adopted to the USA in 2008 through Adoption Associates via Enat Alem and Adera Child and Family Support.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent
Gender of Child Boy
Year of child’s birth Born in 2008
Name of child at the time of adoption Mohammed Yasin
Age of child at adoption – best guess as to real age 0-12 months
Year child was adopted 2008 Year of Adoption
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known Abandoned.
Additional information He has scar on right arm from TB vaccination.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2008
To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned
Region child(ren) found Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region SNNPR
City/town child(ren) found Alaba / Halaba
Details of child(ren)’s abandonment The paperwork indicated that he was found in a forest in Alaba as a small baby. The finder took him to the police station and the police named the child after him.
Police officer involved with the case Bedru Essa Nuneko
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Adoption Associates (MI, USA)
List adoption agency workers with titles if known Kurt Ellis, Ethiopia Program Manager; Alemu, in country lead contact; Getachew Worede, Attorney in country
Adoptive Country USA
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Enat Alem
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 used in the adoption Adera Child and Family Support
Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region
City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa city or town
Additional information about this orphanage or care center Adera Orphanage was about an hour from downtown Addis and closed soon after 2008.