Girl Born in Addis Ababa adopted to Australia in 2004

Female born in 2003 adopted via Kidane Mehret and Koala House through Australians Aiding Children Adoption Agency to Australia in 2004. She was relinquished by the employers of her biological mother; mother was a house maid who was missing after the birth. The child was given to the Woreda 3, Kebele 53 police by her mother’s employers. She arrived at Koala centre approx 24 – 48 hrs from birth.

Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

approx 3 months old
approx 3 months old

Gender of Child female

Ethnicity of Child Amhara

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Born in Addis

Year of child’s birth 2003

Ethiopian birth Name of Child Hanna also known as Hana

Name of child at the time of adoption Hanna

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2003

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2004 

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 International Family Law Branch (Australia), Attorney-General’s Department

Additional adoption agency information Australians Aiding Children Adoption Agency Adelaide SA, & Koala Foser Home Ethiopia, Misrak G Zewde & Lakew G Likelew

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Lakew & Misrak (Ethiopia)

Other adoption agency workers Behailu & Yared

Country to which the child was adopted Australia

Additional country information Adelaide, South Australia

Receiving country representative Sue Priest (Australia)

Additional adoption agency information Australians Aiding Children Adoption Agency Adelaide SA

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Kidane Mehret

Orphanage or care center representative Assefa

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

Additional information about this orphanage or care center We believe this orphanage was put on the paperwork for court proceedeing only, Hanna went directly to Koala Foster home once relinquished

Orphanage/care center #2

age - approx 5 months
age – approx 5 months

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

Orphanage or care center representative Lakew Gebeyehu & Misrak Getahun

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

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Hanna arrived at this centre approx 24 – 48hrs from birth

Information for Relinquished Children

Name of person who relinquished child Employers of biological mother, mother was a house maid

Relationship of person who relinquished child employer to biological mother

Region where child was relinquished Addis Ababa Region

Zone where child was relinquished Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town where child was relinquished Addis Ababa

Additional information that could be useful in making a match The information we received was that Hanna was given to the Woreda 3, Kebele 53 police by her mothers employers. Her mother was employed as a house maid and became pregnant. After she gave birth to Hanna she abandoned her and dissappeared from the area. The employers assumed the mother would return and when she did not they eventually reported this to police and handed her to them from where she was assigned to Koala. She arrived at Koala on 20/11/2003

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