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Adoption Hiv Parents

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Hiv+ parents: adoption or pregnancy

Hi, my wife and me are both hiv+ with undetectable viral loads since 4 years and feel very well. Having decided to become parents we'd like to have your advice on either pregnancy or adoption. Is adoption possible in our case and would it not be...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...You should check with adoption agencies to see what your options are. Becoming pregnant is certainly possible but does risk the baby becoiming infected. This Read more »

Disclosure of hiv

We are in the process of adopting a child overseas with Hiv. He is 3.5 years old. I have a few... Read more »

Please Advice

Dr Frascino, we are looking for advice...plz answerWe are planning on adopting a 3 year old kid ,... Read more »
Articles
The Body

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

...put in a request to adopt Lev, who he met while he and his HIV/AIDS foundation visited a Ukrainian orphanage for the children of parents with HIV. But he did express a desire to adopt the boy, spurring Pavlenko's reaction. "The law is the same... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Looking to adopt? Call a lawyer first

...enacted a statute forbidding the denial of custody to a biological parent or grandparent solely because that person has HIV. In adoption cases, in which deference to the rights of the biological parents plays a different role, the results are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Tribune Examines "Unexpected Challenges" of Raising HIV-Positive Teens

...examined the "unexpected challenges" that some parents of HIV-positive teenagers face. According to the Tribune , "thousands of parents who adopted" children living with HIV/AIDS in the late 1980s through the mid-1990s "had not planned" on the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...fought to adopt a young boy who was placed with them as a state ward in 1992. The state Department of Social Services opposed the adoption, saying that GayLynn Brummett's HIV-positive status made it unlikely that she could parent the boy into... Read more »
Connect With Others

adopting a child

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am hiv+ and my husband of 4 years is negative. I was dignoised hiv+ when I went for physcials for adoption. This just shattered my Read more »

Adoption

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My husband is HIV+ and we have gone through the sprem washing and IVF with no luck. We are moving toward adoption but I'm afraid that we won't be approved because of his HIV status. Has anyone adopted successfully with one parent being +? Read more »

Would Love To have a child

Posted by micah0320, 2 Replies
...living in Atlanta, GA. I would love to have a child. Of seven siblings I am the only one without children. If there is a willing HIV+ female (race not important) around the same age that would like to meet and talk about having a baby together,... Read more »

I'm just diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...hi everyone, I'm 31 years old female from Indonesia, today, i just diagnosed as HIV+. I got it from my ex husband. Thank God, my 2,5 years old daughter is negative. I'm planning to re-marry in a short while... Read more »