Adoptive Family Search: Boy Born 2006 and Adopted in 2006 to USA via Children’s Home Society and Family Services (CHSFS)

Adoptive family searching for Ethiopian family of boy, Ashenafi, in 2006 and adopted in 2006 to USA via Children’s Home Society and Family Services (CHSFS). The mother was living in Addis at time of adoption but her family is from Lalibela. The child was relinquished in Addis Ababa. There are photos of child and mother available.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent

Child’s Information


Gender of Child Boy

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Year of child’s birth  Born in 2006

Name of child at the time of adoption – include nicknames Ashenafi Y.

Ethiopian birth name of child – include nicknames Ashenafi B.

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2006 Year of Adoption

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Ashenafi’s mother was living in Addis Ababa in 2006. Her family is from Lalibela.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2006

To the best of your knowledge, child was Relinquished

Region of relinquishment Addis Ababa Region

Name and relationship of relinquishing adult Mother, Worke B. 

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

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Children’s Home Society and Family Services (USA) (CHSFS)

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Asnake, Director, CHSFS Massi, Sister Bizunesh

Adoptive Country USA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption UNKNOWN orphanage

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