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Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, April 25, 2011

Adoption of Children with HIV Rises

From The Seattle Times:

While most adoptions present challenges, there's a distinctive set of them facing parents who decide to adopt children living with HIV. A twice-daily medication regimen, lingering prejudice and fear, uncertainty about the child's longevity and marriage prospects.

Yet the number of U.S. parents undertaking HIV adoptions, or seriously considering them, is surging - from a trickle five years ago to at least several hundred. Most involve orphans from foreign countries where they faced stigma, neglect and the risk of early death.

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