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Adopting A Child With Hep B

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Hep B -- adoption question

I am evaluating petitioning to adopt a "waiting child" from asia who has Hep B..(approx 10 months old now) The following are what the medical tests show... but it doesn't indicate "inactive carrier" or "chronic" or anything. I've tried figuring it...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...How exciting a prospect for you!As for the hepatitis B profile:The baby has chronic infection.Whether it is "inactive" or not is not yet clear. The fact that the E antigen is negative Read more »

Adopting an HIV + Child

Hi Dr. Frascino,My husband and I have a 2 year old boy at home. We are now adopting another,... Read more »

Adopting HIV+ 11 mo old

I am adopting an 11 mo old that is HIV+. She is in a foreign country. She was just reliquinshed by... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Residents Increasingly Adopting HIV-Positive Children From Abroad, AP/Google.com Reports

... U.S. residents increasingly are adopting HIV-positive children from abroad, according to figures from the U.S.-based Adoption Advocates International , the AP/Google.com reports. Figures Read more »
The Body

Ukraine Says No to Elton John's Desire to Adopt an HIV-Positive Boy

...Pavlenko seemed to care little that the adoption would transform Lev's life and perhaps spur other people to adopt HIV-positive children in resource-poor countries, although he admitted that only about 30 HIV-positive Ukrainian children have been... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nebraska Settles Lawsuit With Man After Refusing to Allow HIV-Positive Woman to Adopt Child

...has reached a settlement with a man who sued the state nine years ago for refusing to allow his HIV-positive wife to adopt a child, the AP/Kansas City Star reports. Both parties signed an agreement not to disclose the terms of the settlement... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious... Read more »
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Need insurance coverage for HIV child adopting

Posted by opinco, 1 Reply
...I really need some direction and help. I help place children with special needs for adoption. We have a little girl a family wants to adopt, she is HIV positive from birth, now 8 years old. Read more »

adopting a child

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...adopt. Can anyone of you people who have managed to adopt help me with this. I really want to adopt because we have raised this kids expectations and she really need parents. she is a total ophan from a third world country. I dont know how to... Read more »

Adopting a child

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am HIV positive and my wife is negative. We would like to adopt a child. Does anyone know of any agencies that would allow a person with HIV to adopt a child? Thanks. Read more »

POSITIVE COUPLE SEEKING TO ADOPT A HIV+ CHILD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HAVE A LARGE HOME AND EVEN BIGGER HEARTS AND WE'D LIKE TO SHARE THAT WITH A CHILD IN NEED RATHER THAN RISK HAVING BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN. ANY ADVICE WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANKS Read more »