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Can A Person With Hiv Adopt A Child

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International adoption of HIV+ kids

Hi,Thanks for all the information you provide on your site! It's been incredibly helpful. I have a question about the US travel restrictions for people with HIV. I am a single woman (US citizen) who has lived abroad for the past several years. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Yes, you can apply for all the necessary waivers. Just work through a reputable adoption agency. On behalf of all HIV-positive kids, please accept my sincere and heartfelt thanks for your willingness to adopt an HIV-positive child! Your... 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 »

HIV+ and Adoption

I was diagnosed as being HIV+ almost two years ago, and have been on a cocktail of Combivir and... Read more »
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Ukraine Says No to Elton John's Desire to Adopt an HIV-Positive Boy

...marriage is not legal in the United Kingdom. John has not formally 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... 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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PRI's The World Reports on Adoption of Ethiopian AIDS Orphans

...The World yesterday reported on the "scores" of U.S. families who adopt Ethiopian AIDS orphans each year. According to PRI, HIV/AIDS has killed "hundreds of thousands" of Ethiopians and produced about one million AIDS orphans. Ethiopian... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Looking to adopt? Call a lawyer first

...Parents living with HIV can encounter a barrage of legal hurdles in maintaining relationships with their children. Some of these issues are driven by 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 Read more »

Need insurance coverage for HIV child adopting

Posted by opinco, 1 Reply
...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. They must be... 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 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 Read more »