‘Drew’ was born June 2008 and ‘Lila’ was born April 2007. They are biological siblings in need of an adoptive family.
These two cuties are very interesting, lively, charming, smiling. They are very attached to each other. The brother is described as having a ‘relaxed’ nature. The sister is described as having a ‘calm’ nature. It is unclear at this time if one or both of the children is living with HIV. Additional photos are available.
“Hope” was born in November 2005. She has dark eyes and she is an amazing little girl. She gets along well with other children. She is very smart. When an adult explains something to her, she listens carefully and makes her findings. When she is interested in something, she asks questions. She is inquisitive, curious and communicative. She is also described as being charming and affectionate. This child really needs a loving family. It is believed that whatever developmental delays she may have from institutional life can be overcome. She is a cheerful girl and she likes helping take care of the younger children. She is a truly beautiful girl. She was transferred to the older child orphanage toward the end of 2008. She is so gentle and waits patiently for someone to show her attention or affection. She has a confirmed HIV-positive diagnosis. The chances of a child this age with HIV being adopted by a local family in this particular region are almost zero. The most recent photos were taken in summer 2009.
It is believed this photo is of a little girl named Irina taken in 2006 when she was nearly 3 years old. We think she was born in December 2003.
An article from December 1, 2006 states: “Now urgent problem with one of our patients Irina who is nearly 3 years old. She is HIV-positive but she does not need special treatment; the virus can sleep in her body for many years (this may mean she is a slow-progressor). It was disturbing her underlying disease – cerebral palsy and she needs a qualified neurological treatment which we cannot provide in our hospital. The children with this pathology go to the orphanage for children with central nervous system damage and mental disturbances (“the mental institute”). We are working in this direction but it’s hard to say how long the girl will be in our center. Frankly, we are scared to send the child to people suffering from phobias about HIV. It is excusable for an uneducated man, but should never be in health care workers. A year ago, she held her head badly, could not sit there and just not realized was smiling, but now she crawls, stands, leans on the barrier and is beginning to talk. The children at the hospital are loved, they are neatly dressed and well-trimmed” (see younger picture).
The hospital she was in at the time of the article seems to be a decent place, but it looks like she has been transferred to the mental institute. It is our hope to find a special family very soon who can help her with HIV and CP, and also with any emotional help she may need.
According to the article, there are other children in this region with HIV who are also in need of adoptive parents. The other HIV+ child specifically mentioned in the article is a boy named Sergey who we believe to be younger than Irina, but born before December 1, 2006. There is also a boy born May 2008 in this region.
Please feel free to copy and paste this information in to any of your groups, social media, blogs, etc to help find a family for this little girl. This is her only chance.
*Update – new photo from Summer 2012.
RainbowKids.com has been featuring more children with HIV lately than ever before. There are 2 ways to search their photolistings for children with HIV in need of adoptive parents. You can log in here then click on this link or you can login then go to the child search page and leave all fields blank, except the Special Need box (scroll down and check the box for ‘HIV’). There are currently 34 photolistings, although I know several of these children have families in progress to adopt them.
As of May 2011, current waiting children include:
Boys & Girls in Eastern Europe born between 2002 – 2009
One Boy & Several Girls in Latin America born 2002-2009
Boys & Girls in Africa born between 1998-2005
Boy & Girl in Caribbean Islands both born in 2001
This little boy and his family can be sponsored through Awaka Children’s Foundation
This is Edward Segawa. He is 2 years old. His father has abandoned the family. His mother is HIV+ and Edward is positive as well. Your sponsorship would mean that Edward and his mother could receive ARVs and the other medical treatment they need to survive. It would also provide them with better food to speed their recovery. It is clear from his distended belly and light hair that Edward is suffering from malnutrition. Sponsors are crucial for families such as this to avoid this little boy from becoming orphaned.
Children’s Home Society & Family Services is looking for families for 2 unrelated Caucasian children. Log in to Rainbow Kids before clicking the links below to see the listings then contact the agency directly for photos.
Girl. Date of birth October 2007. This little pixie has bright eyes and short brown hair. She is a child with HIV waiting for a loving and supportive home. Single women and married couples may adopt her. Applicants should be between the ages of 25-55 with no serious health concerns and no mental health issues. Very minimal criminal history. No restriction on the number of children in the home.
Boy. Date of birth November 30, 2008. This little peanut has huge brown eyes with long eyelashes. He’s a child with HIV waiting for a loving and supportive home. He needs a family very soon. Single women and married couples can adopt. Applicants should be between 25-55 with no serious health concerns and no mental health issues. Very minimal criminal history. No restriction on the number of children in the home.
RainbowKids.com is reporting about a wonderful group of children in Colombia who have been diagnosed as HIV-positive and are waiting for families. These children may be adopted by single people or married couples. There is flexibility for the parent’s age and the number of children in the home. These are not siblings; these would be individual adoptions. For more information, families may contact Adopolis. Pictures and information are available upon request. These children can also be adopted through other agencies working in Colombia so keep in mind that there may be other families reviewing the same file. Basic info about adopting from Colombia here. Dates of birth:
- Boy, Born in 2003
- Girl, October 12, 2002
- Girl, November 24, 2001