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HIV+ India Adoption: Meet “Thomas”


Many of the older HIV children that we blog about are located in the same orphanages. So many of them have been waiting such a long time for a family.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to see all of these children placed into forever families? That is our longing and prayer as we advocate for these children!


Today, we want to introduce you to Thomas. He is a good-looking boy who is about to turn 12. Thomas is HIV+ but is otherwise healthy.

Thomas’s caregivers note that he has a good personality and positive attitude towards other children and adults.

There is limited information in his report but he is in school and is spoken to in English and Telugu. Just like many 12-year-old boys, Thomas is active and enjoys playing with other kids. He is able to draw, write and read.

He feels comfortable with his caregivers, smiling when in their presence. Thomas likes to interact with adults that come into the orphanage. He is able to express his feelings to his caregivers.

Learn more about HIV Adoption from our medical consultant, Dr. Patrick Van Winkle. You can also learn more about the India Adoption process, including India adoption cost, India adoption requirements, and more.

Please be praying for a family to step forward to adopt Thomas!

If you would like more information, please let your America World Family Coordinator know. If you have not yet begun the process with America World but are interested in learning more about adopting an older child with HIV, we would love to talk to you!

You can email our India team at or call us at 1-800-429-3369.

*Please keep in mind that all India referrals are part of a shared referral system.

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