Girl Born 2008 from Bahir Dar, Amhara Region Adopted in 2009 to Australia through the Koala Center and Grace Centre for Families and Children

Female born in 2008 in Bahir Dar, Amhara Region. Her Ethiopian name is Hiwot and the Ethiopian mother’s name is Banchamlak A. (photo available). She was adopted to Australia in 2009 through Koala Center and Grace Centre for Families and Children.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent searching for child’s Ethiopian Family

Child’s Information

Gender of Child female

Age of Child in Photo 2 - 3 weeeks old
Age of Child in Photo 2 – 3 weeeks old

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Year of child’s birth  2008

Ethiopian birth Name of Child  Hiwot

Name of child at the time of adoption Hiwot

Ethiopian family members’ names Banchamlak A. (photo available) 

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2008

Age of child at adoption 1

Year child was adopted 2009

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed  Australian Government

Additional adoption agency information Koala house Ethiopia + MOWA handled the paperwork in Ethiopia, DoCS NSW handled the paperwork in Australia

Country to which the child was adopted Australia

Additional country information Hiwot was adopted to NSW in Australia

Orphanage/care center #1

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

Orphanage or care center representative Misrak G Zewde & Lakew G Likelew

Other orphanage or care center workers Staff at Grace Centre Bahir Dar

Region of orphanage or care center Amhara Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Bahir Dar – Amhara Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center Bahir Dar

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Grace Centre for Families and Children

Orphanage/care center #2

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

Information for Relinquished Children

Name of person who relinquished child Banchamlak A.

Relationship of person who relinquished child Birth mother

Region where child was relinquished Amhara Region

Zone where child was relinquished Bahir Dar – Amhara Region

City/town where child was relinquished Bahir Dar

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