I don't think this mc's parents were anything to write about, at least our mom in this game was likely some desperate lower class woman with no friends, family or wealth to speak of who got trapped in a war-zone and couldn't get out.
Also the mc could come from a great many regions of the world and have any their ethnicity and nationality could be a great many things. Personally, yeah, I have my mc coming from Africa, although I always Imagine him to be as white as a lily, blond hair blue eyes, the All-American boy of old basically, except he's not.
though coming from Africa originally he could be construed as "African American", despite his "race", provided of course the CIA actually gave us the American nationality. He may even have come to America a slave, if Daniel only captured my mc once he was on American soil, since before that he was basically a slave to a terrorism for hire outfit.