A group of parents in New York state has been told they can no longer have their own children.
The parents are asking the state for help.
They are trying to get permission to give their two-year-old son, who is HIV-positive, to a family care agency.
The family’s decision was made last month after the mother’s husband had been diagnosed with HIV.
He said he would be willing to give the boy to a private HIV care center in the state of New York.
The family’s attorney, Eric Nye, said they have already spent $1,000 on an HIV test, but have yet to get it done.
The father, who has not been named, said his wife and two children have been in their homes and cannot get to the hospital.
He said he has never given up hope.
“I just don’t think we have a place in this country to raise our children,” he said.
A spokesman for the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said the agency would not comment on individual cases.
HIV treatment centres have become a hot spot for parents who have been denied care by their hospitals or other providers.
The National AIDS Task Force has issued guidelines that call for a medical discharge for patients who have tested positive for HIV, but has not provided specifics on what they should be doing with their son.
This story has been corrected to show that the family was given permission to have their son, not to adopt.