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Many Young Children in Our World Have Been Born with HIV

They urgently need the love and care of a forever family. If you are considering adopting a child who is HIV-positive, this toolkit will prepare and inform you and your family so you can successfully welcome a child into your home.


The HIV Toolkit

This is specifically designed to prepare and inform potential adoptive families about the challenges and blessings in considering adopting a child living with HIV. Each tool presents a hopeful yet realistic look at some of the challenges families may face.

These tools are designed to be utilized in partnership with your adoption specialist along your adoption journey.

Webinars

  • Overview Webinar
  • Medical Webinar
  • Psychosocial Webinar

PDF Collection

  • HIV, Adoption, and You e-book
  • FAQs about HIV
  • Sample Disclosure Letter
  • Questions for Your Health Care Team

Each piece of the HIV toolkit is also available for individual purchase:

PDF Collection

This PDF collection includes all of our PDF document tools, each of which present a unique look at varying information in regards to adopting a child living with HIV.

Overview Webinar

This free 55 minute webinar will give viewers an overall presentation and perspective on the HIV pandemic, how it has affected children and families, Bethany’s response, and what factors and issues families should consider (both medical and psychosocial) if they are considering adopting a child who is HIV-positive.

Medical Webinar

This 45-minute webinar is hosted by Dr. Mimi Emig and focuses on the varied medical issues and challenges families will want to be educated on when pursuing the adoption of a child who is HIV-positive.

Psychosocial Webinar

This 60-minute webinar, hosted by Dr. Jill Meade and Janet Nunn, focuses on psychosocial issues families will want to be educated on when pursuing the adoption of a child who is HIV-positive. Also included are some personal stories of teens living with HIV.