Infant Girl Found in Dukem in 2005 and Adopted to Australia through International Family Law Branch and Sele Enat Mahiber

Female infant found by a police officer in Dukem, Southwest Shewa, Oromia Region, in 2005 at age 0-3 weeks. She was in private foster care before being moved to Sele Enat Mahiber in Addis Ababa. She was adopted to Australia through International Family Law Branch, Attorney-General’s Department in 2006.

Submitted by Adoptive parent searching for child’s Ethiopian family

Child’s Informationno-adoptee-photo (1)

Gender of Child female

Ethnicity of Child Oromo

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Believed to be from a town called Dukem 35 kms south of Addis

Year of child’s birth 2005

Name of child at the time of adoption Mimi

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2005

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2006 

Number of siblings/cousins adopted with the child 0

Number of siblings/cousins adopted to other families 0

Additional information about the child Came into the orphanage from Dukem town aged from approximately newborn to 3 weeks of age, in October or Early November 2005

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 UNKNOWN 

Orphanage or care center representative Foster Home in Dukem

Other orphanage or care center workers Mulu Lubea

Region of orphanage or care center Oromia Region

Zone of orphanage or care center Southwest Shewa – Oromia Region

City/Town of orphanage or care center UNKNOWN

Additional information about this orphanage or care center Dukem town

Orphanage/care center #2

Orphanage or care center through which the child was processed Sele Enat

Orphanage or care center representative Sele Enat Mahiber (in Addis)

Other orphanage or care center workers Meku Jegin, Almaz Denkayehu Abay

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 Abandoned Children

Name of person who found the child Sgt Tilhun Shibiru

Relationship or title of person who found the child Police officer (as of 2014 now an Inspector of Police in Dukem)

Region where child was found Oromia Region

Zone where child was found East Shewa – Oromia Region

City/town where child was found Dukem

Police Officer involved with the case Sgt Tilhun Shibiru (in 2014 now an Inspector of Police in Dukem)

Others who assisted the child Almaz Dinkayehu, Mulu Lubea

Additional information that could be useful in making a match Found abandoned in Dukem. Have visited Dukem in 2014 and met with the police officer who found her. He has no knowledge of any birth family. We would love to find birth family, as would our daughter as she really wants to know her Ethiopian family.

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