Parenting an HIV-positive child
Among the many unknowns along the journey of international adoption is one beautiful truth: God knows His plan for you. For several families who have adopted or in the process of adopting from Ethiopia, His plan for them was to bring home an HIV-positive child. A country ravaged by this disease, Ethiopia has thousands of orphans, and many are HIV-positive.
These America World families share their experiences on a blog, www.preciousandpositive.wordpress.com. It is not just an encouraging account of Godâ€™s leading in their lives, but also educational. Did you know that HIV is considered a â€œchronic but manageable disease,â€ and with treatment, those affected can live â€œlong and full lives?â€ These families have accepted a great responsibility, and have been abundantly blessed through their children. It is their desire, and ours, that more families would consider adopting HIV orphans.
Today is World AIDS Orphans Day, a movement that began in 2002 to raise awareness of over 15 million children orphaned by AIDS. Please pray and consider how you can actively support these precious children.
â€œI will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.â€ John 14:18