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Adopting An Hiv-positive Child

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Adopting a Ukrainian child who had a HIV-positive mother

I am currently in Ukraine looking to adopt a little 19mon girl. Her mother was HIV+. They say she has been tested 3 times and has been negative. The Ped coming with me said that she could do a quick test - what would that be and how accurate. A...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...test in your hands that it's unlikely that your child will have HIV. Know that even without any treatments, only about 1 in 3 children born to positive women will acquire the virus. BY Read more »

Adoption of a child whose Mother was HIV positive!

My spouse and I have adopted a child whose mother has HIV. The child was tested after birth for HIV... Read more »

International adoption of HIV+ kids

Hi,Thanks for all the information you provide on your site! It's been incredibly helpful. I have... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Federal Court Rules State of Nebraska Can Be Held Liable for Refusal to Allow HIV-Positive Woman to Adopt Child

...ruled 2-1 that a lawsuit seeking damages from the state of Nebraska for its refusal to allow an HIV-positive woman to adopt a child could name the state and the state Department of Social Services as defendants, the AP/Omaha World-Herald ... Read more »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India Government, NGOs Adopt "Delhi Commitment" to Protect, Support Children Affected by, Vulnerable to HIV/AIDS

...Indian government ministries and nongovernmental organizations in New Delhi on Thursday after a two-day national consultation on children affected by and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS adopted a "comprehensive" national policy recommendation to protect,... 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 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 »

SEEKING TO ADOPT A POSITIVE CHILD

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...MARRIED FOR OVER 7 YEARS AND WEVE KNOWN OF OUR HIV STATUS THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME. WE ARE SEEKING TO ADOPT AN HIV POSITIVE CHILD. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF POSITIVE PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO LEAGALLY ADOPT AND IF SO HOW WE COULD CONNECT WITH A NEEDY CHILD?... 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 »