Adopting a Child with HIV from Vietnam

Vietnam Adoption

In the past, children with HIV in Vietnam have been adopted by American parents. US / VN adoptions were placed on hold in 2008 and have re-opened as of September 2014. At the time of this writing, the 2 US adoption agencies approved for processing Vietnam adoptions are Dillon International and Holt International.

According to Dillon Int’l: they have placed children with HIV, children with HIV are waiting for families, both heterosexual married couples and single applicants between 25-55 can apply (this may be an agency rule not a country rule). Only one trip about 2-3 weeks in length.

 

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LGBT Individuals and Couples Adopting HIV+ Orphans

SouthAfricaHIVadoptionGreat news for LGBT individuals, couples and families hoping to adopt HIV+ orphans internationally.

La Vida International adoption agency is working with gay and lesbian men and woman who want to adopt children with HIV from South Africa.

From their website:

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We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the South Africa Special Needs Program.  This program is open to single male and females and married couples. LGBT individuals and couples are welcome to apply.

Most of the children available for adoption are living with HIV and/or some have other moderate to severe special needs.  In the last 30 years, living with HIV has changed dramatically and with proper treatment chldren are expected to have a normal life span.  HIV has never been transmitted in a normal family living environment.  Most orphans have contracted the virus through mother to infant pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding.

The South African government has flexible eligibility guidelines to adopt. These include:

Applicant/s are over the age of 25 (USCIS regulation, South Africa only requires that you be over age 18)

While there is no official cut off age, applicants age 50 and over will be accepted by Wandisa on a case-by-case basis

Applicants must be physically and mentally able to care for a child (If there is a significant health concern a doctor’s letter will be required)

Married applicants’ length of marriage should be a minimum of 2 years (at time of dossier submittal)

Applicants with minor criminal histories may be considered.

Male and Female single applicants may also apply

LGBT individuals are invited to apply

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2 Year Old Boy In Need of Adoptive Family

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World Association for Children and Parents adoption agency (WACAP) is advocating for a 2 year old boy with HIV in a country in SouthEast Asia. His information can be shared with a family that has a Hague homestudy under way. Contact the WACAP Family Finders team.

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Faith Home for Children Overcoming HIV and AIDS (India)

In 2008, Faith Home for Children Overcoming HIV and AIDS was initiated in a rented house in Adoni, Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh, India, overcoming several obstacles along the way with the help of a few well wishers and sympathetic local government officials due to the persistent, unflinching and single-minded commitment of the founder, Rev (Dr). R Daniel Premkumar. Since then, the institution has grown and now houses 19 girls and 17 boys ranging from age 5 to 15. Girls now are living in a well furnished building that was completed in July 2013 and the boys still continue to live in the tin roofed hut in which the home was started. As a result of the construction of the new building, the home could now increase the intake of children in the days to come. In view of the contemplated increase in intake and heightened need to equip the children with employable skills, the Home presently requires the following additional facilities.

The priority from the beginning has been, and more so now, is building up of children: A desire to spend generously on Vocation Building, Children’s Education, additional Computer Facilities, and Qualitative Nutrition for HIV Infected, Sports and Games, Exposure and Educational trips to places of interest, Talent Development, Spiritual Nurture and Leadership Building. The wish list also includes a few infrastructural needs such as development of assured water supply system for the home as well as certain agriculture related resources for self-reliant and sustainable living.

An Appeal for Ushering in a New Dawn :

· Digging of a bore well and setting up a complete and reliable water supply system at Faith Home still stands out as a priority. This is estimated to cost about Rupees One hundred thousand. (Approximately US$1700.00)

· In order to meet the priority objective of building up of children, the estimated financial requirement for each child is about US$50.00 per month. When you sponsor a child in Faith Home, your commitment of US$50 per month has the potential to change the child’s life forever! Your support changes every aspect of your sponsored child’s life. Such Children in Faith Home’s program are provided with a chance to thrive and prosper, physically economically, socially and spiritually. Faith Home is committed to helping children in desperate need to grow into competent, world wise and committed Christian adults. More than 22,000 children less than 5 years of age per day die from causes that often are preventable and treatable. Such a situation could be directly associated with their poverty and deprivation related to nutrition, health care, education and economic and social empowerment. You can play a key role in helping to turn these numbers around. Your monthly sponsorship helps provide your child with life-changing benefits that include:

· Nutritious meals

· Health and hygiene care

· Medical checkups/drugs

· Educational opportunities

· Skill development

· The caring embrace of a local church

Sponsor now! Be the answer to a child’s prayer. Your life changes too.

Rev Dr R Daniel Premkumar
Founder – Faith Home for Children Overcoming HIV & AIDS,
2-462/1, Shantha Mallesappa Temple Road, Adoni- 518 302, Kurnool District, AP, India

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Cristina, born with HIV, speaks with Alicia Keys

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Sponsor a Child in India ~ Family Preservation

ASRO is a hospital and orphanage in Cavelossim, Goa,  India. They also do community outreach and have recently expressed the following need:

Would you like to sponsor a HIV+ child in the community going to school, extra food and vitamins and personal development?

Sister Agnes at ASRO is asking if anyone is interested in becoming sponsor of children that are infected and still living with their parents that have HIV/AIDS. Sister Agnes says all children need their parents as long as possible in their lives so she won’t allow them to come to ASRO yet but has a very close contact with these families and cares deeply for the children.

Cost is €12 per month and minimum one year, preferably longer period so the child can grow and remain healthy. Sister Agnes will be in charge of distributing the money in a safe way and also give written reports of how the child is doing.

Contact them via the Facebook page

 

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Girl Born in 2002 Waiting for an Adoptive Family

Diana2002Diana was born in 2002. She is a great, very sweet girl. She studies well, she’s obedient and respectful. She is living with HIV and has been waiting for a family for so long. She is in an Eastern European orphanage. There is no upper age limit and no restrictions on family size. Travel is required. Married couples only.

Contact:  Adopt A Waiting Child

Diana

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