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Author Topic: Disclosing HIV status on Adoption Forms  (Read 868 times)

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Offline basicguy310

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Disclosing HIV status on Adoption Forms
« on: February 08, 2009, 10:53:43 AM »
I'm in the midst of going through adoption classes.  They ask of your whole medical history, I'm torn to disclose my HIV status on these forms fearing that I may be turned down for adoption.  Was thinking of hiring an adoption lawyer to help me but can't afford one.  What should I do or steps I should take.  Besides being HIV that's the only thing I fear may prevent me from being a parent.  Would like any insight, suggestions or resources.

Offline bear60

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Re: Disclosing HIV status on Adoption Forms
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 11:15:47 AM »
If there is an AIDS LAW PROJECT  office near you, it seems to me thay would have some information for you. 
Or you can try to contact them online......
http://www.alp.org.za/
and in South Africa....
http://alp.org.za.dedi20a.your-server.co.za/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=3
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Disclosing HIV status on Adoption Forms
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009, 07:11:58 PM »
BG310: I have a few questions. Are you adopting as a single parent or married? US or International? What is your health status (aside from being HIV positive)? What age child are you hopeful to adopt? What type of child are you hopeful to adopt "normal" or special needs? Once I get your answers, I may have information you might find helpful, or, thought-provoking at a minimum. Em

 


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