Adoptive parent is searching for the Ethiopian family of male born 2010. Yonas’ passport says his place of birth was Modjo, however, according to his paperwork, he was found at St. Emmanuel church in Nazret / Adama when he was a few weeks old by a police officer. Yonus was adopted in 2011 to the USA through American World via Kid’s Care in Adama.
Submitted by Adoptive Parent
Gender of Child Boy
Year of child’s birth – give your best guess if you are unsure Born in 2010
Ethiopian birth name of child – include nicknames Yonas Modjo / Yonas Adama
Age of child at adoption 1 year
Year child was adopted 2011 Year of Adoption
Additional information Paperwork indicated a problem with the eyes. Passport says his place of birth was Modjo / Mojo but the paperwork says Adama.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009
To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned
Region child(ren) found Oromia Region
Zone child(ren) found Adama – Oromia Region
City/town child(ren) found Nazareth / Nazret or Mojo
Details of child(ren)’s abandonment Passport and birth certificate says Yonas was born in Modjo. Paperwork says Adama, and also states he was abandoned at a few days/weeks old at St. Emmanuel Church, Nazaret. Paperwork states a police officer found him at the church. Yonas was taken to a local hospital, admitted for a time and then relinquished to Kid’s Care Orphanage in Adama. He was there for 7-9 months before being moved to America World’s transition home in Addis.
Police officer involved with the case Police officer found abandoned infant at St. Emmanuel church in Nazret, near a prison. Officer’s name may have been Yonas.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed America World Adoption (USA)
List adoption agency workers with titles if known Duni Zenaye was the African program director at American World during this time.
Adoptive Country USA
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Kid’s Care
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Aster ran the Kid’s Care in Adama where Yonas spent 7-9 months.
Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region
Zone of orphanage or care center Adama – Oromia Region
City/Town of orphanage or care center Adama
Orphanage/care center #2
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption America World Home
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Duni Zenaye was the African director at the time.
Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region
City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa
Additional information about this orphanage or care center Yonas was there from about 9-15 months old.