Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of boy, birth name Mastewal, born 2009. He was relinquished in Awash in 2010. He was adopted in 2012 to Canada through Canadian Advocates for the Adoption of Children / CAFAC via Africa Orphan Children Village Association. His Ethiopian mother’s name is Sarah S. and she is believed to be living in Harar.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family
Gender of Child Boy
Year of child’s birth 2008
Name of child at the time of adoption Mastewal Derek
Ethiopian birth name of child Mastewal
Age of child at adoption 3 years
Year child was adopted 2012
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Sarah S. living in Harare. She may not want to be contacted.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 2 years
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2010
To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished
Region of relinquishment Afar Region
Zone of relinquishment Administrative Zone 3 – Afar Region
City/town of relinquishment Awash
Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Sarah S., birth mother.
Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Canadian Advocates for the Adoption of Children/CAFAC (Canada)
List adoption agency workers with titles if known Haregewain B., Ketema M.
Adoptive Country Canada
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Africa Orphan Children Village Association
Region of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN region in Ethiopia
Zone of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN zone
City/Town of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN city or town
Additional information that could be useful to the case Africa Orphan Children Village Association filed petition for adoption dated May 30, 2011 that was heard on November 10, 2011. Child remained at CAFAC foster home in Addis Ababa and was brought to Canada by adoptive parents in November, 2011