Indian Waiting Child: “Cora”
“Cora” is a 5-year-old girl with big expressive eyes and thick black hair. She is described by her caregivers as being joyful and active. She’s already attending school and speaks in full sentences. “Cora” has HIV and tuberculosis (TB).
The treatment for TB is fairly straightforward and the disease is generally resolved after 6-9 months of oral antibiotics.
Although there is currently no cure for HIV, the anti-retroviral therapy that is easily available in the United States are highly effective. As a result, HIV is now considered a chronic yet manageable condition. Children who receive the proper treatment and medications have close to normal or normal life expectancies.
For more information on adopting children with HIV, please visit our HIV adoption webpage. Listen to our webinar with pediatrician Dr. Patrick Van Winkle regarding his experience as an adoptive father of a child with HIV.
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This is a shared referral. To learn more about India adoptions, please contact India@awaa.org.