HIV Adoption Advocacy
April 24, 2013

America World has been privileged to partner with many families over the past several years who have adopted children with HIV from our Ethiopia program. HIV adoption opportunities could be available in our Ethiopia, China, India, and Kenya programs. If there are any future advocacy opportunities for waiting children with HIV in our Haiti, El Salvador, Kazakhstan, Honduras and Ukraine programs, we will keep clients and prospective families informed of these details.

Recently the India and Kenya adoption programs have also begun to offer HIV adoption opportunities for families. We cannot guarantee any specific referral for a family in these programs until the approved home study has been received and we can then see what referrals are available for adoption at that time. However, there is currently no waiting list for families in the Kenya or India program for an HIV adoption. Families who may be interested in learning more about these adoption opportunities can contact us.

There are many outstanding resources for parents who want to learn more about caring for a child with HIV.  Some of the resources include the websites and nonprofit groups Positively OrphanedProject Hopeful, and the AWAA HIV educational manual.

We are committed to educating and equipping parents for these adoptions and for advocating for these children around the world. Please join us in prayer for children with HIV waiting for their forever families, and for those families who are training and equipping themselves to bring one of these children into their home.

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