Boy born in 2006 adopted to Australia at age 3

Male born in 2006, adopted to Australia via Koala Centre / Koala Center in 2008 at age 3. The adoptive family was told that he was relinquished to Koala Center by his father.

Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

age in photo - approx 1 year
age in photo – approx 1 year

Gender of Child male

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Year of child’s birth 2006

Ethiopian birth Name of Child (possible name) Biniyam

Name of child at the time of adoption Biniyam or Bini

Ethiopian family members’ first names, if known unknown

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 1

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2007

Age of child at adoption 3

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 child has some scars on chest

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Australia

Additional adoption agency information Koala Centre

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

Other orphanage or care center workers Misrak, Head nanny – Selam

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

Information for Relinquished Children

Name of person who relinquished child unknown

Relationship of person who relinquished child father

Region where child was relinquished Addis Ababa Region

Zone where child was relinquished Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town where child was relinquished Addis Ababa

Additional relinquishment information We were told that he was relinquished by his father to the head nanny Selam (she knew father) at the Koala Centre.

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