Ethiopian Family Search for Esrael Adopted to the USA in 2010 at Age 2

Ethiopian Family Search for Israel who was adopted to the USA in 2010. Israel was two years old. His Ethiopian mother Aster is searching for him. Aster met the adoptive mother at the time of adoption but has not had any communication. Aster is now married with two younger children who are siblings to Esrael.

Child’s Information

Mother with the child
Mother with the child

Submitted by Ethiopian Family

Gender of Child Boy

Year of child’s birth 2008

Name of child at the time of adoption  Esrael Tesfaye Ketema / Israel

Age of child at adoption 2 years

Year child was adopted 2010

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family Ethiopian mother is Aster. Aster lives in Oromia just outside Addis Ababa. She voluntarily gave Israel up for adoption when he was two years old. Aster is married with two younger children. Aster says she has met the adoptive mother face to face in Ethiopia at the time of adoption.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

Child Before Adoption
Child Before Adoption

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 2 years

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2010

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 Aster, Mother

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Unknown

Adoptive Country USA

Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption Aster, Ethiopian mother, has a photo from the adoptive mother with her son. 

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption The orphanage was called Koket (means ‘mine is yours’ in Afan Oromo). A man named Genet ran Koket.

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Additional information about this orphanage or care center The orphanage called Koket does not exist anymore.

Location of Ethiopian Mother Oromia, outside Addis Ababa

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