Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian family of male born in 2012. He was found in Awash, Afar region by an individual names Fatuma M. He was adopted to Canada in 2013 through Canadian Advocates for the Adoption of Children/CAFAC via Inkintinto Child Youth and Women’s Assoc. No birth family was named however the name Zehara Y. was whited out on documents under mother’s name.
Gender of Child Male
Additional information about child’s ethnicity Some people have guessed he is Afar, but we don’t know for certain.
Year of child’s birth 2012
Name of child at the time of adoption Zinabu
Ethiopian family members’ names, if known None given, but the name Zehara Y. was whited out on documents under mother’s name.
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2012
Age of child at adoption 0-12 months
Year child was adopted 2013
Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0
Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0
Additional information about the child Two small freckles at the back right side of neck. Second toe overlaps big toe and third toe – we are told this would be genetic.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Canadian Advocates for the Adoption of Children/CAFAC (Canada)
Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Haregewain Berhane
Other adoption agency workers Belatu
Country to which the child was adopted Canada
Receiving country representative Deborah Northcott
Additional adoption agency information Located in Manitoba, Canada
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Inkintinto Child Youth and Women’s Assoc.
Orphanage or care center representative Solomon Fantaw
Other orphanage or care center workers Tewoderos Semerga, Mr. Yetbarek
Region of orphanage or care center Afar Region
Zone of orphanage or care center Gabi Rasu Zone
City/Town of orphanage or care center Awash
Additional information about this orphanage or care center Orphanage is now closed.
Information for Abandoned Children
Name of person who found the child Fatuma M.
Relationship or title of person who found the child Unknown
Region where child was found Afar Region
Zone where child was found Gabi Rasu zone
City/town where child was found Awash
Police Officer involved with the case Mr. Ali, Shehe Hussein Boran
Additional information Child may have been from a village outside of Awash.