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Old 04-19-2011, 12:01 PM   #11
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:00 PM   #12
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Absolutely -- I'd love to adopt an HIV positive child from Eastern Europe, but my husband doesn't want to adopt any child, biology is really important to him
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:12 PM   #13
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No way. That's just me. I am super paranoid of contracting this particular disease. Kind of ridiculous since I am an RN (although I'm not working right now.)
Thank God for people who are open to it though.
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:06 PM   #14
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It depends on the situation. I know plenty of kids whose birthmothers had HIV and did not convert over so are you also asking about those situations too or the child is confirmed to have it? My biggest concern would be watching the child suffer if the medications did not work and "losing" the child vs. the actual illness. The advances are very good, but not 100% long term and don't work on everyone. I don't know what kind of strength I would have to keep going if I lost a child (obviously I would but ....)
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:16 PM   #15
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:27 PM   #16
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:34 PM   #17
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I really hate myself for saying no. But i am not educated at all on the subject. I dont think transmission is easy like people think, and potential adoptive parents should really GET educated about things like this. If i got a foster placement with hiv i would definitely do more research and consider it. These poor kiddos do not deserve this stigma.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:42 PM   #18
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Yes I would But I do not think dh would.
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Maybe...I wouldn't decide against adopting a child just because they have HIV. My concerns have more to do with how the child interacts with my other children, behavioral issues, etc.
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