Ethiopian family searching for siblings Mekdes Yehuala and her younger brother Getnet / Yetnayet Yehuala. Mekdes was born in 2001 in Addis Ababa and, along with Getnet / Yetnayet, was placed in Fenot Lewogen Orphanage after the death of their father. The siblings were adopted to Spain via Mundi Adopta in 2010. Mekdes’ adopted last name begins with S. Photos of both children after the adoption are on file. Their older brother Aschalew Y. is searching for them and hopes to hear how they are doing.
Submitted by Ethiopian Brother
Gender of Child Girl
Additional information about child’s ethnicity Born in Addis Ababa
Year of child’s birth – give your best guess if you are unsure 2001
Name of child at the time of adoption – adopted name on file, last name begins with S
Ethiopian birth name of child – include nicknames Mekdes Yehuala
Age of child at adoption 8 years
Year child was adopted 2010
Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Brother Aschalew Y. (currently studying in Nairobi Kenya) and mother Etenesh A. living in Zenebework, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Are you searching for another child from the same Ethiopian family? Yes
Give data about other children from the same Ethiopian family Mekdes were adopted with her younger brother GETNET YEHUALA (later named Yetnayet Yehuala by the orphanage).
Relinquishment or Abandonment Information
Age when child entered care center or orphanage 7 years
Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009
Region of origin Addis Ababa Region
Zone of origin Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region
City/town of origin Addis Ababa
Give information about how the child became available for adoption After our father Yehuala T. died cause of sickness at the Alert hospital the responsibility to take care of me and my siblings rested on my mother’s Ethenesh A. (Kemem, her nick name) hand. Our closer relatives from my father side have abandoned us at the time. My mother had to take care of the three of us, she needs to pay (the little amount of yearly school fees for government schools except my sister Mekdes who went to Hope enterpsise Ayertena), food, house rent and other basic needs. As my mom is illiterate she couldn’t get a good job which is sufficient to take care of us. She really struggled, at a time we were even struggling to have a meal a day. That is when my mother took my siblings to the orphanage.
Adoption Agency Information
Adoption agency through which the child was processed IN ETHIOPIA Mundi Adopta (Spain)
Adoptive Country Spain
Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption Fenot lewegen Orphanage, (“ፍኖት ለወገን ህፃናት ማሳደጊያ” in Amaharic)
Orphanage/care center #1
Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Fenot Lewogen
Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Mrs LeteBerhan Ambaye (The manager of Fenot Lewogen).
Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region
Zone of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region
City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa
Name of person submitting Aschalew Y.
Relationship to Adoptee Brother