Waiting Baby Boy in India

The Shepherd’s Crook is looking for a family for a little boy in India who is HIV positive. Please contact the agency directly for the photolisting:


Birthdate: 1/8/2009

Gender: Male

Special need(s):
HIV positive

Here is an extremely cute 1 ½ year old who has tested positive for HIV.  He was born on January 8, 2009. Despite his diagnosis this beautiful baby boy is healthy and progressing on target in all areas.  This little charmer is full of big smiles and a winsome nature.  He needs a family who understands his condition and is able to provide the health care he needs to lead a full and complete life.

International Adoption from RUSSIA

There are many HIV positive children of all ages, including babies under 2, who are waiting to be adopted in Russia.

Currently, families residing in the United States and Canada cannot cadopt these children, although families residing in other countries CAN.

[Previously, some American agencies experienced with HIV adoption included Hand in Hand, Global, Children’s Home Society & Family Services and HAPS. The two agencies which specifically state ‘single men’ are Adoption Center of Washington and Cradle of Hope.] If you are outside the United States, you could try REEAA, Irina O’Rear and others. Canadians can try ChoicesAdoption.ca

There are adoption photolistings on this site. See also Reece’s Rainbow, Project Hopeful, and Rainbow Kids (login 1st before clicking the link and keep in mind the region may be called ‘Eastern Europe’ or ‘Unspecified’).

For support groups and further information about Russian adoption, here is the link to the Russian Adoption Yahoo group and  FRUA.org. In the United Kingdom, see the RussianUKAdoption Yahoo group.

Requirements according to Adoption.State.GovFRUA, Creating a Family and Reece’s Rainbow:

Age Requirements: Applicants must not be more than 60 years older than a special needs adopted child (varies by region). There should be at least 16 years age difference between the child and parent if the adopting parent is single.

Marriage Requirements: Single men may adopt from certain regions. Single women are also accepted, as are married couples. Prior divorce is acceptable and there are no restrictions on the number of children already living in the home (varies by region).

Other Requirements: Medical requirements: some disqualifying parent conditions include tuberculosis (active and chronic), illness of the internal organs and nervous system, dysfunction of the limbs, infectious diseases, drug and alcohol addictions, psychiatric disorders, and any disability preventing the person from working.

Travel: Three trips in most regions. 1st trip, one or both parents travel for 5-10 days to meet the child and accept the referral. Wait 2-3 months for a court date. Both parents travel for 2nd trip for court; about 5 business days. There is a 30 day wait after court before you can return to Russia to pick up your child – only one parent must travel on Trip 3 which varies in length from 5-15 days.

The Children: Aged 14 months – 16 years.  Multiple unrelated children can be adopted at the same time (varies by region).

Timeframe: This program generally takes 12 months for a waiting child (including the time spent on homestudy), depending on how quickly you complete your dossier.

International Adoption from HAITI

International adoption from Haiti

According to Rainbow Kids and Chances By Choice:

Requirements are flexible for adopting HIV exposed children, so inquire even if you do not meet the stated criteria. Single parents are allowed to adopt from Haiti. Couples should show proof of marriage or proof of cohabitation for 10 years. One parent should be between the ages of 35-55. In the past, only 2 children in the home were allowed, although this orphanage is allowing up to 5 children in the home for married couples (not singles).

Travel is required. First trip is 5 days. Second trip to get the child’s visa at the American embassy and bring the child home. Traveling to Haiti from North America is relatively easy.

Timeline: Chances by Choice states 10-14 months from the time the dossier is submitted. Rainbow Kids states 2-3 years total from start to finish.

Bethany Christian Services has also had photolistings of waiting children with HIV.

Children of the Promise

God’s Littlest Angels and blog

Maison Arc en Ciel

Haitian Angels Yahoo Group.

HIV+ Baby Boy in India Waits for a Family

Journey’s of the Heart is looking for a permanent loving family for a baby boy in India who was born January 8, 2009. This little one is developing well socially, physically and intellectually. He is testing positive for HIV. If you would like to consider bringing this beautiful little boy into your family, the adoption agency can provide you with copies of the medical documents so you can consult a physician.

The adoption process takes about 15 months or less. The agency comes highly recommended. The orphanages this agency works with have great reputations. Although the orphanages are small and lack resources, the children are clean, well fed and very loved. The caregivers live with the children and have very strong bonds with them. There is little or no turnover in staff. While in the orphanage, the children visit a doctor regularly and their bloodwork is monitored to ensure the CD4 counts are in a healthy range.  India tends to introduce ARV meds when the CD4 counts drop below a certain level.

Contact the agency directly for more information about child IC4040. You can read more about adopting from India here and here.

1 yr old Baby Girl Waiting in Latin America

Children’s Home Society and Family Services is looking for a family for a 1 year old baby girl in South America. Click here for more information about qualifications for adopting from this country.

This chubby-cheeked girl was born on 12/2008. She just turned 1 year-old and is developing well. She is described as being calm and gentle. She enjoys cuddling with her caregivers. She has good strength to support herself. She is a darling little girl and waiting because she has HIV. Contact for more information: ltrinh@chsfs.org

International Adoption from INDIA

There are many HIV positive orphans in India. Here is an adoption story and the same family is featured here.

Adoption agencies include Children’s Home | LSSIllien Adoptions, America World AdoptionChildren’s House International and Holt International. In Canada, contact Children’s Bridge.

Here is the link to the yahoo group for adoption from India.  Here is the link to the yahoo group for single parents adopting from India. One family adopted a 2 year old girl from the Naz Foundation Care Home and the care was excellent.

Requirements according to Adoption.State.Gov and Rainbow Kids

Age Requirements: Applicants must be at least 30 years of age and not more than 55. Married couples must have a combined age of 90 years or less if adopting an infant. The age of any one of the PAPs should not exceed 55 years (although US Dept of State says this is flexible for children with special needs). Single parents up to age 45 can adopt (according to US Dept of State). PAPs should be 21 years older than the child.

Marriage Requirements: A married couple that has been in a stable relationship for at least 5 years.  Single persons may adopt. LGBT individuals and couples welcome. According the US Dept of State, singles should not be widowed or divorced, but these requirements aren’t listed on the other 2 sites.

Other Requirements: No more than 3 children in the home.

Contact the agency to find out if any of these eligibility requirements are flexible for children with HIV.

Travel: Usually 3-5 days.

The Children: Infants to Pre-teens.

US Embassy in India

Central Adoption Resource Authority in India and eligibility requirements