Adopting From Brazil


I have not yet seen any waiting children with HIV in Brazil, nor have I inquired with the agencies working in Brazil. However, according to UNAIDS, as of 2014 there were 60,000-250,000 orphans due to AIDS age 0-17 (most of which are not living with HIV) and there were 11,000-17,000 children aged 0-14 living with HIV (most of which are not orphaned).

The Central Adoption Authority in Brazil known as ACAF has approved four US adoption agencies: Lutheran Social Services, Lifeline Children’s Services, Hand In Hand International Adoptions and Across the World Adoptions (written January 2016). Contact CAFAC in Canada. If you are outside of Canada or US, you’ll need to do some research to see if Brazil has an adoption agreement with your country. Start your research with your country’s adoption authority and with the State Judiciary Commission of Adoption (CEJA): see “Brazil’s Central Authority” for contact info.

Brazil is open to couples and single men and women.  Wonderful news for heterosexual individuals and couples and this is also an excellent option for homosexual individuals and couples as gay adoption is legal in Brazil. Contact the agency CHLSS to find out about waiting children with HIV in Brazil.