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How Hard Is It To Adopt A Child From Africa With Hiv In The Us

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Adopting an HIV + Child

Hi Dr. Frascino,My husband and I have a 2 year old boy at home. We are now adopting another, slightly older boy who is HIV +. We have done our homework and are working with a great doctor, have a great support system and we are ready to bring this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, 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 »

HIV+ adoption

I am adopting an infant that has tested positive for antibodies. He is in a developing nation with... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Lewis Urges Zambia to Adopt Clear HIV/AIDS Policy, Provide Antiretrovirals

...U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis on Tuesday urged Zambia to adopt a "clear" policy on HIV/AIDS to combat the disease more effectively and reduce 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 »
The Body

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

...Pavlenko seemed to care little that the adoption would transform Lev's life and perhaps spur other people to adopt HIV-positive children in resource-poor countries, although he admitted that only about 30 HIV-positive Ukrainian children have been... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Orphans Growing as Adoptions Slow in South Africa

... On Monday, Social Development Minister Zola Skweyiya said adoptions of AIDS orphans in South Africa are down 13 percent from last year while cases of abuse are steadily growing. Of South Africa's approximately 1.5 million AIDS 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 old. Read more »

adopting a child

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...adopt. Can anyone of you people who have managed to adopt help me with this. I really want to adopt because we have raised this kids expectations and she really need parents. she is a total ophan from a third world country. I dont know how to... 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 »

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 »