Adoptee Search: Boy Born 2012 Afar Region Adopted 2013 to Canada through CAFAC and Inkintinto Child Youth and Women’s Assoc

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.

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo
2 months

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

Age of Child in Photo
4 years

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.

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