Girl Adopted to Australia in 2003 at Age 4 through Koala Center

Female child of Amhara ethnicity was born in 1999 and adopted to Australia at age 4. She entered Koala Center in 2003 and age 4. She was relinquished by her Aunt, Fantay. Three other children in her family – brothers/sisters or cousins – were adopted to other families. Her Ethiopian name is Amsal.

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Gender of Child female

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Year of child’s birth 1999

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Amsal

Name of child at the time of adoption Amsal

Ethiopian family members’ names Muche, Haftamu, Kidan, Wude, Bebe, Fantay

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 4

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2003

Age of child at adoption 4

Year child was adopted 2003 

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 3

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Australia

Additional adoption agency information Australians Aiding Children

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Misrak

Other adoption agency workers Lakew

Country to which the child was adopted Australia

Receiving country representative Sue Priest

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

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN 

Region of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN

Zone of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN 

City/Town of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN

Information for Relinquished Children

Name of person who relinquished child Fantay / Fantaye

Relationship of person who relinquished child Aunty / Aunt

Region where child was relinquished Addis Ababa Region

Zone where child was relinquished UNKNOWN

City/town where child was relinquished Addis Ababa

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