Adoptee search: Boy Named Zelalem Born 2008 Benishangul-Gumuz Region Adopted to Canada at Age 5 Through Kids Link Canada

Adoptive family searching for Ethiopian family of boy named Zelalem. Zelalem was born in 2008 in Kamashi Zone of Benishangul-Gumuz Region. He was adopted to Canada in 2014 at age 5 through Kids Link Canada. There are known family members and caseworkers in Ethiopia. Zelalem has identifying scars. 

Submitted by Adoptive Parent

Child’s information

Child at time of adoption

Gender of Child Boy

Year of child’s birth 2008

Name of child at the time of adoption Zelalem Etana Demissie

Age of child at adoption 5 years

Year child was adopted 2014

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Known family members: Tebete (mother), Etana (father), Demissie (paternal grandfather), Chaltu (paternal grandmother), Tarish and Siyame (sisters), Bertu (uncle). Family is from Kamashi Zone in Benishangul Gumuz Region.

Are you searching for another child from the same Ethiopian family? No

Additional information Child has identifying scars

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Child at time of adoption

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 5 years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2013

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Benishangul-Gumuz Region

Zone of relinquishment Kamashi – Benishangul-Gumuz Region

City/town of relinquishment UNKNOWN city or town

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Tebete, mother

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

Police officer involved with the case Children’s rights and welfare protection worker, Metasebiya Gesesse

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Kids Link (Canada)

Adoptive Country Canada

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Blessing Children Orphan Center

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles Bless the Children Orphanage in Addis worker Saron James

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Was run by Saron James’ father

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