Adoptee Search: Girl Born 2004 Adopted in 2007 to USA via Americans for African Adoptions / AFAA

Girl, possibly named Mekfira, was born in 2004. Her mother was Zemzem and her older brother was Fuad. Her mother lived in Harar at some point. Mekfira was in an orphanage in Addis Ababa and was adopted to the USA via Americans for African Adoptions / AFAA in 2007.

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Child’s Information

Child

Gender of Child Girl

Year of child’s birth 2004

Name of child at the time of adoption Mekfira

Ethiopian birth name of child Mekfira – possible name

Age of child at adoption 3 years

Year child was adopted 2007

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known Mother Zemzem J. once lived in Harar city. More specific address on file. Elder brother was Fuad.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2005

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Addis Ababa Region

City/town of relinquishment Addis Ababa

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Child’s mother, Zamzam J.

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

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA  Americans for African Adoptions (USA)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Tigist Kabede, representative; Haregewain Teferra, director; Cheryl Carter Shotts director of AFAA

Adoptive Country USA

Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption Contact information for AFAA in Addis Ababa on file

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Atetegeb Worku Memorial Orphans Support Association

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption UNKNOWN orphanage

Region of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN region in Ethiopia

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