Boy born in 2009 adopted to Australia in 2010 though Kunkeet and Koala Center

Male Oromo child from Burayu born in 2009, adopted to Australia in 2010 via Kunkeet Children’s Centre, Koala House and Koala Center. He was given to the police station – Burayu Town Admin Police Office Woreda 1 Security Enforcement – by a lady named Fetiya. It is not known if she is related to the child.

Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

age in photo - 2 months
age in photo – 2 months

Gender of Child male

Ethnicity of Child Oromo

Additional information about child’s ethnicity From Burayu

Year of child’s birth 2009

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Abduselam, Selam

Name of child at the time of adoption Abduselam, Selam

Ethiopian family members’ first names Handed in to Police station by lady named Fetiya / FetiyaaNot know whether she was family or not.

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2009

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2010

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child Small birthmark on neck. Scar on rib cage. Scar on wrist. Very musical. Slept a lot as a baby.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Australia 

Additional adoption agency information Koala House

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Lakew

Other adoption agency workers Misrak

Country to which the child was adopted Australia

Receiving country representative Lakew

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

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center -UNKNOWN zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center -UNKNOWN city or town

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN 

Orphanage or care center representative Kunkeet Children’s Centre

Other orphanage or care center workers Geneti

Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Burayu – Oromia Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Kunkeet Children’s Centre

Information for Relinquished Children

Name of person who relinquished child Fetiya / Fetiyaa

Relationship of person who relinquished child Not known

Region where child was relinquished Oromia Region

Zone where child was relinquished Burayu – Oromia Region

City/town where child was relinquished Addis Ababa

Police Officer involved with the case Dibaba

Additional relinquishment information Burayu Town Admin Police Office Woreda 1 Security Enforcement

Information for Abandoned Children

Name of person who found the child Fetiya / FetiyaaCMenPic

Relationship or title of person who found the child Not known

Region where child was found Oromia Region

Zone where child was found Burayu – Oromia Region

City/town where child was found Addis Ababa

Police Officer involved with the case Dibaba

Additional information that could be useful in making a match Child handed in to Police Station on 09/03/2009. Age approx 2 months. Name Abduselam. Transferred to Kunkeet / Kunkate Children’s Centre on 10/03/2009. Later moved to Koala House. Adopted to Australia.

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