Adoptee Searching for Brother Also Adopted – An Ethiopian boy now grown was adopted to the United States. His name is Filli Amaha / Ameha. Fili remembers a younger brother from the time they were together with his mother, and he is searching for that brother. The younger brother was called Yohannes or Johannes. Filli and his younger brother Yohannes may have a different father and last name. Yohannes was removed from his mother’s care because they were homeless. The age and year of adoption of Yohannes are estimates. Their mother’s name was Azelech.
Submitted by Birth brother adopted to another family
Gender of Child Boy
Year of child’s birth Estimated 2002
Name of child at the time of adoption Joseph or Johannes
Ethiopian birth name of child Unsure. His brother’s last name was Ameha or Amaha but Joseph may have been son of another father with a different last name.
Age of child at adoption 2 years
Year child was adopted Estimated 2003
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Birth year is a guess as as year of adoption. Child’s mother’s name was Azalech but she was probably not with him since he had been removed from her. His brother, adopted in the United States, whose last name was Ameha or Amaha, is searching for him and has no idea if he was adopted or to what country. His brother says Joseph or Johannes was taken from his mother, who was homeless.
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 1 year estimated
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2002 estimated
City/town of origin Addis Ababa
Give information about how the child became available for adoption Child was removed from the care off his homeless mother, we do not know by whom but it may have been the police. Where he was taken after that, we do not know.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed Unknown
Adoptive Country Unknown
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Unknown