Cradle Baby scheme

All infants admitted at Anandha Illam undergo a repeat HIV test at the end of completion of 18months to 2 years of life to find their real HIV status. All those who test negative for the retrovirus are linked to the licenced adoption agency through the Child Welfare Committee and the Department of Social Welfare. So far 57 have been linked to adoption since 2000 and have been placed in to families successfully. Those who test positive for the HIV virus remain at Anandha Illam and are managed under the AIDS orphan care program.