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If I'm Hiv Positive Can I Still Adopt Children

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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 »

Insuring adopted children with AIDS

Is it possible to insure adopted children with AIDS and if so how expensive is it?Thank You.C.S.... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Residents Increasingly Adopting HIV-Positive Children From Abroad, AP/Google.com Reports

...figures are slightly different because it counts adoptions according to fiscal year, reporting that U.S. residents this year have adopted 25 HIV-positive children from Ethiopia, up from seven the year before. According to the AP/Google.com,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India Government, NGOs Adopt "Delhi Commitment" to Protect, Support Children Affected by, Vulnerable to HIV/AIDS

...Indian government ministries and nongovernmental organizations in New Delhi on Thursday after a two-day national consultation on children affected by and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS adopted a "comprehensive" national policy recommendation to protect,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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 settlement... 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

...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 defendants, the AP/Omaha World-Herald ... 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 Read more »

POSITIVE COUPLE SEEKING TO ADOPT A HIV+ CHILD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 COULD CONNECT WITH A NEEDY... 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 »

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 »