Future Care and Custody Planning

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Future Care and Custody Planning

Families affected by HIV/AIDS face challenges in establishing custody and care plans for the children should a parent die or become incapacitated. Parents with HIV/AIDS may find discussing future care painful, lack the knowledge and/or supportive resources to make a plan or be unable to locate a trusted, qualified caregiver to appoint as the child’s standby guardian. Nevertheless, some experts argue that legal permanency plans can be essential to a child’s safety and well-being.