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Can A Person With Hiv Adopt A Child

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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 and the test showed negative. They gave the child AZT treatments for three weeks after birth. The mother had no prenatal care. We adopted the child...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
If the infant tests negative on two occasions by HIV RNA or DNA PCR testing at least 4 weeks after the infant has stopped taking AZT then you can be very confident the infant is not HIV infected. This assumes the infant was not breast-fed by the HIV... 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 »

adopted a child w/ hiv

I am going out of my mind here. I have 12 month old baby girl, and an adopted 2 year old who is HIV... Read more »
Articles
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 »
TheBody.com

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

It's a sad day when an HIV-positive child is stuck in an orphanage, unlikely ever to be adopted. However, the Ukranian Family, Youth and Sports Minister Yuriy Pavlenko apparently felt confident in rejecting singer/songwriter Elton John's bid to... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 dreams when my doctor told me it is not possible for us to adopt because I am hiv+. I have read a couple of... Read more »