Girl Born 2001 Adopted in 2001 to Australia with Older Sister – Birth Family from Wolayta Zone SNNPR

Female born in 2001, birth name Denkenesh Desaglen, was adopted along with older sister, Etalemahu, to Australia in 2001 through the International Family Law Branch and Koala Center. Birth parents named Desaglen D. and Aster / Asefa T were from Wolayta Zone, SNNPR.

Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for child’s Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

The two girls
The two girls

Gender of Child female

Ethnicity of Child Wolayta

Year of child’s birth 2001

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Denkenesh / Dinkinesh Desaglen / Desalegn. First name given by government

Name of child at the time of adoption Denkenesh

Ethiopian family members’ names, if known Desaglen D., Aster A. possibly Aster A. Teklemareyom / Teklemariam (Deceased)

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2001

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2001

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 1

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about siblings Sister, Etalemahu, also adopted.

Additional information about the child We met Desalegn D. briefly in a town called Melke Sede on a state farm. We have lost contact and believe he may have returned to a town called Dabo or Kibe tera in the Wolayita Zone, SNNPR. Aster came from a town by the name of Bedessa in the Wolayta zone (SNNPR) and may still have family there.

A photo of Aster, mother, is available.

Adoption Agency Information

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

Region of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa Region

Zone of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN zone

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed UNKNOWN orphanage

Region of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN region in Ethiopia

Zone of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN zone

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

Information for Relinquished Children

Region where child was relinquished UNKNOWN region in Ethiopia

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