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Old 04-19-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:31 AM   #2
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It depends. Is that the only issue? How old?

With 4 other kids at home, I don't think it would be fair for me to adopt a child that would demand more of me than my children, so I'd have to know all the details about the child. If the only issue was HIV and there was nothing behavioral, I think it would be okay.

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Re: Would You Adopt...

You'd probably get a lot more honest answers with an anonymous poll.

As much as I feel for kiddos in that situation, I don't think I could put my family through that. I know for a long time, our life could be almost completely normal. But at some point, you'd have to deal with the deterioration and death of your ds/dd. I've been through it with other family members and it would kill me to have to watch my own child endure that.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:56 AM   #4
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I wouldn't, unless they would be an only child. I would feel like I was putting my other children at risk and that it's not fair to them.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:26 AM   #5
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:41 AM   #6
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Re: Would You Adopt...

I'd seriously consider it in the future, but right now at this point in time, no I wouldn't.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:08 AM   #7
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:15 AM   #8
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No I wouldn't. I wouldn't want to risk my bio kids health.
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Re: Would You Adopt...

I might, depending on how far they have progressed. Early HIV, sure. AIDs, probably not. I just couldn't deal with the loss or ongoing pain and sickness. I think its interesting that people would say no because they feel their kids lives would be at risk It's pretty darn hard to pass HIV from one child to another, and obviously the right precautions should be taken if there is a scrapped knee or bloody nose, ect.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:49 AM   #10
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I would definately...check out www.projecthopeful.org for more up to date info. on HIV and adopting children that are HIV +

It is a treatable infection with drugs here in the US and in the last 15 years there is no history of it being spread through normal family relations.

Many people are un-informed about the advances that have been made in HIV treatment in the last 20 years. Check out the website for lots of info.
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