Adoptee Search: Twin Boys Born and Adopted in 2005 to Australia through Godanaw

Adoptee Search: Yoseph and Biniam were born in 2005 at Godanaw Rehabilitation Integrated Project (GRIP). It is reported that their mother left them there and disappeared. They were adopted to Australia via Koala House.

Submitted by Adoptive Parent Searching for Ethiopian Family

Child’s Information

Gender of Child Twin Boys

Year of child’s birth 2005

Name of child at the time of adoption Yosef and Biniyam or Yoseph and Biniam

Age of child at adoption 0-12 months

Year child was adopted 2005 

Give information about child’s Ethiopian family, if known. Mother gave birth to twin boys – Yoseph and Biniyam – at Godanaw.

Relinquishment or Abandonment Information

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

Year child entered a care center or orphanage 2005

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(ren)’s abandonment We were told the boy’s mother gave birth to them at Godanaw but then disappeared. Godanaw Rehabilitation Integrated Project (GRIP)

Adoption Agency Information

Adoption agency through which the child was processed Australian Government

Adoptive Country Australia

Additional information regarding adoption agency and/or country of adoption The boys were adopted through the Australian Government from Koala House.

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

City/Town of orphanage or care center Addis Ababa

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