Girl Adopted to Australia in 1997 through Missionaries of Charity Addis Ababa and Koala House

Female baby born in 1995  and adopted to Australia in 1997  through Missionaries of Charity Addis Ababa and Koala House. The story given the adoptive family is that her Ethiopian family is deceased, but the accuracy of this information is questionable. Her Ethiopian name may have been Sophia.

Submitted by Adopted Person/Adoptee searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Gender of Child female

14 months old
14 months old

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Orphanage suspects that the child was born in Addis Ababa, but it may not be accurate.

Year of child’s birth 1995

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Possible name- Sophia / Sofia

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 1996

Age of child at adoption 1-2 years old 

Year child was adopted 1997

Additional information about siblings There were no other siblings with the child.

Additional information about the child Frowns a lot.

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Australian’s Aiding Children Adoption Agency

Country to which the child was adopted Australia

Additional country information Adelaide, South Australia

Adoption Agency Representative Lackew / Lakew

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Missionaries of Charity MOC

Orphanage or care center representative UNKNOWN

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Orphanage/care center #2

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

Orphanage or care center representative Lakew

Other orphanage or care center workers Mizrak

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 Abandoned Children

Name of person who found the child UNKNOWN

Unknown- Somewhere between 0-15 months
Unknown- Somewhere between 0-15 months

Relationship or title of person who found the child UNKNOWN

Region where child was found UNKNOWN

Zone where child was found UNKNOWN

City/town where child was found UNKNOWN

Additional information that could be useful in making a match Adoptive family may have been told that biological father may have died ‘somehow’ on the road, whilst the mother died from sickness hence giving up the child. Validity and accuracy of this story is very questionable.

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