Adoptee Search: Boy from Sidama born 2007 Adopted to USA in 2010 through WACAP (USA) via Ajuja Orphanage Awasa

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family of boy Melaku born 2007 in Sidama, SNNPR. Melaku was relinquished by his father Ato in 2010 in Awasa. He was adopted to the USA in 2010 through World Association for Children and and Parents (WACAP) via Ajuja Orphanage.

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Child’s Information

Melaku at 3 years

Gender of Child Boy

Ethnicity of Child Sidama

Year of child’s birth 2007

Ethiopian birth name of child Melaku S

Age of child at adoption 3 years

Year child was adopted 2010

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Father: Ato S E (Shebedino Woreda); Brothers: Yohannes, Eyoel, Yosef; Sister: Meselech; Aunts: Inare E, Shure E, Bashe E ; Uncle: Bolka B ; Grandmother: Salela

Additional information Left big toe injured

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 3 years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2010

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region

Zone of relinquishment Sidama

City/town of relinquishment Awasa

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Father: Ato S E

Do you believe child(ren) were relinquished willingly? Yes

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP) (USA)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Attorney: Teklu

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Ajuja Orphanage

Region of orphanage or care center Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Sidama – SNNPR

City/Town of orphanage or care center Awasa

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