Thursday, March 8, 2012

Adam Needs a Mommy

Burkina Faso

Adam was born on Feb 10, 2010.  His mother died shortly after he was born.  His mother was HIV+.  Adam's father is up in years and he also is very sick.

Adam was very sickly as an infant.  At about one year of age, his father abandoned him because the father was sick and he could not pay for Adam's medical care.  With good care, Adam has stabilized and at the time of this writing, he is doing very well.  Adam is HIV+.

Adam is a quiet and reserved child.  He interacts some with the other children but prefers to play by himself.  At the time of this writing, he can pull up and stand but he has not yet taken his first steps.  His birth certificate says that he is 2 years old but it is thought that he is somewhere between 2 1/2 and 3 years of age. 

Did you know that when properly treated, children who have tested positive for HIV can have their viral load so low, it is undetectable in their blood?  

Did you know that there has never been a case of transmission of the virus in a normal family setting?  

If you would like more information about HIV or about adopting a child with HIV, I strongly urge you to check out Project Hopeful.  This website is full of helpful resources, family stories and facts about living with HIV.  This disease is SO manageable, there is just no reason to be afraid to adopt a child with HIV. 

If you would like more information about an adoption from Burkina Faso, or adopting Adam, you can email me at and I'd be happy to connect you to right person! 


  1. have done it! How I long to kiss those chubby cheeks! Send me the info...and start praying for a miracle!

  2. Thanks for the post, Erika. God has already provided a family for Vinnie and I KNOW that He has one prepared for Adam. All for His glory!

  3. Praying that someone will be able to act on this! We'd love to adopt from B.F. but our family already has 5 kids and I understand that is too big :(

    But, of course, I heartily concur about the HIV!! SO manageable and nothing to fear! :-) What a DOLL!

    1. Jennifer, they do make exceptions for family size for special needs kids!