Girl found in Addis Ababa at 2 yrs old in 2005 Adopted to Australia through Atetegeb Worku Memorial Orphans Support Association

Female left at Lideta KK Police Station in Addis Ababa at 2 yrs old in 2005. She was adopted to Australia in 2008 through International Family Law Branch (Australia), Attorney-General’s Department and Atetegeb Worku Memorial Orphans Support Association.

Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for child’s Ethiopian family

Child’s Information

Age of Child in Photo 4
Age of Child in Photo
4

Gender of Child female

Ethnicity of Child UNKNOWN

Year of child’s birth  2003

Name of child at the time of adoption Asnak’sh

Age when child entered care center or orphanage 2

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2005

Age of child at adoption 5

Year child was adopted 2008

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 Koala House

Ethiopian representative of adoption agency Lakew & Misrak

Country to which the child was adopted Australia

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Atetegeb Worku Memorial Orphans Support Association

Orphanage or care center representative Haregwoin Teferra’s daughter

Other orphanage or care center workers Tigist

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 visited the orphanage and meet Asnak’sh’s nannie Tigist who confirmed she was there

Orphanage/care center #2

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

Orphanage or care center representative Lakew & Misrak

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 Relinquished Children

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

Police Officer involved with the case Kume L. from Lideta KK Police Station

Additional relinquishment information Asnak’sh was left at the police Station

Information for Abandoned Children

Age in photo 2 yrs
Age in photo 2 yrs

Name of person who found the child Kume L.

Relationship or title of person who found the child Police Woman

Region where child was found Addis Ababa Region

Zone where child was found Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town where child was found Addis Ababa

Police Officer involved with the case Kume L.

Additional information that could be useful in making a match We went back to Ethiopia in 2014 and meet Kume L. and she said that she named Asnak’sh and that she was left at the police station at about age 2.

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