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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.

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Thanks for your post and question.Of course, a true ELISA test would be more reassuring, but I'd have to think that with three previous negative tests and a current rapid test in your hands that it's unlikely that your child will have HIV.... 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 »

Adopting Child with initial positive then negative tests

We are considering adopting a child with the following results: 02/04 born;04/04 negative PCR... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Nebraska 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... 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

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More Families Are Adopting HIV-Positive Children

The number of U.S. parents who have adopted or are considering adopting a child with HIV has surged in recent years. Throughout most of the epidemic, strict U.S. immigration policies limited entry for people living with HIV. But that restriction... 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 from the organization indicate a "clear and steady rise" in... Read more »
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POSITIVE COUPLE SEEKING TO ADOPT A HIV+ CHILD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
MY HUSBAND AND i HAVE BEEN HAPPILY 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... Read more »

SEEKING TO ADOPT A POSITIVE CHILD

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
MY HUSBAND AND i HAVE BEEN HAPPILY 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... Read more »

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. The family uses private insurance as he is a contractor. ... 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 »