Adoptee Search: Girl born 2004 at Godanaw in Addis Ababa Adopted to Australia in 2005 through Koala House

Adoptive Parent searching for Ethiopian Family of girl Rekik born in 2004 in Godanaw, Addis Ababa. Her mother was very young. Rekik was adopted to Australia in 2005 through Koala Center.

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Child’s Information

Rekik at 11 months

Gender of Child Girl

Ethnicity of Child Unknown

Additional information about child’s ethnicity Child was from Addis Ababa

Year of child’s birth 2004

Ethiopian birth name of child Rekik Godanaw

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2005

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Rekik was born at Godanaw. Her mother was described as very young. Rekik was in Koala House Foster home from the age of 3 weeks and registered as Rekik Godanaw. She was in the care of Koala House until 8 months old and was adopted by Australian parents.

Additional information Rekik was strikingly beautiful with big round eyes

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2004

To the best of your knowledge, child was Abandoned

Region child(ren) found Addis Ababa Region

Zone child(ren) found Addis Ababa – Addis Ababa Region

City/town child(ren) found Addis Ababa

Details of child’s abandonment Rekik was born at the Godanaw Centre for Abused street women. Her mother was involved in the GRIP program.  She left Rekik at Godanaw when she was 3 weeks old.

Adoption Agency Information

11 months old

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Unknown Adoption Agency

List adoption agency workers with titles if known Misrak and Lakew of Koala House foster home.

Adoptive Country Australia

Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption Department of Human Services Australia

Orphanage/care center #1

Orphanage or care center used in the adoption Koala Center

Orphanage or care center workers and their titles, if known Lakew and 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

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