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.
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
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