Adoptee Search: Male Born 2008 Found in Addis as a Newborn Adopted 2008 to Australia through International Family Law Branch and Edget Orphanage

Adoptive parent searching for Ethiopian family of male born in 2008 in Addis Ababa. Aregawi, as he is known, was found 21/02/2008 at Yeka Sub City, Kebele 16/17, in the area formerly called Woreda 16, Kebele 22 at the vicinity commonly called Kidanemihret Church Shelter. He was found with his umbilical cord still attached. He was placed in the Edget Orphanage and then the Koala Center. He was adopted to Australia in 2008 through International Family Law Branch.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent

Child’s Information

Age in Photo About 4 months
Age in Photo
About 4 months

Gender of Child male

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Born in Addis Ababa

Year of child’s birth 2008

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Aregawi

Name of child at the time of adoption Aregawi Owen C.

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 0-12 months

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2008

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2008

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child  Aregawi has a relatively light skin tone.

Adoption Agency Information

Age in Photo 5-6 months
Age in Photo
5-6 months

Adoption agency through which the child was processed International Family Law Branch (Australia), Attorney-General’s Department

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Lakew

Other adoption agency workers Misrak

Country to which the child was adopted Australia

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Koala Center

Orphanage or care center representative Lakew Gebeyehu

Other orphanage or care center workers Misrak Getahun Zewde

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

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Edget Orphanage

Orphanage or care center representative Sister Zenebech – Edget Hitsuant Masadegiya

Other orphanage or care center workers Sister Zenebech

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

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Was under the care of Sister Zenebech

Information for Abandoned Children

Age of Child in Photo Six and a half months
Age of Child in Photo
Six and a half months

Name of person who found the child Unknown

Relationship or title of person who found the child Unknown

Region where child was found Addis Ababa Region

Zone where child was found Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town where child was found Addis Ababa

Police Officer involved with the case Haileyesus Bekele, Inspector, North Coordination Sub-Section Head

Others who assisted the child Sister Zenebech

Additional information that could be useful in making a match Aregawi, as he is known, was found 21/02/2008 at 7.30pm at Yeka Sub City, Kebele 16/17, in the area formerly called Woreda 16, Kebele 22 at the vicinity commonly called Kidanemihret Church Shelter. He was found with his umbilical cord still attached. That same day he was taken to the Black Lion Hospital for treatment and stayed there for two days. On the 23/02/2008 he was transferred to Edget Orphanage.

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