I was 42 when we adopted our now 7 1/2 yo. Do you have a specific question? Are you concerned about being an "older mom"?
I adopted an 18 month old when I was about 52 (had him since birth) a year and a half later, I adopted a 4 year old (she was two and a half when she came to live with us) and a year after that, I adopted her 18 month old brother (he was almost 6 months old when he came to live with us!) Right now, at age 58 (hubby is 62), I am adopting that first adopted child's half sisters, ages 16 and 6!
I also have seven biological children from ages 36 to 16 years old. I was 42 years old when I gave birth to my last biological child.
Carla Raley, wife of Bill, mom of 10, foster mom of more than 50Visit my blogs for stories of the life of an older mom raising a large family, foster/adoption and homeschooling http://raleyfamilysfarm.blogspot.com/ http://bookreviewsbycarla.blogspot.com/
I have 3 grown children and at the age of 49 we adopted Nye. Nye had been with us from birth and the adoption was finalized when he was 4 months old.
I worried about my age and whether I could keep up with a little one. What I find is my patience and calmness are beneficial to Nye. I noticed that I don't worry about the little things like I did when my older kids were little.
I was 45 when I adopted my now 10 year old and 48 when we adopted her sister. Both were 2 1/2 months when they came home. Older and wiser and they keep me young and on my toes. Congratulations to you. Is this your first?
i was 32 wehn we adopted our son and now will be 30? ok 38.. and waiting list for a new born so kinda starting over older and we live in pa. too
Quoting eoewan:I have 3 grown children and at the age of 49 we adopted Nye. Nye had been with us from birth and the adoption was finalized when he was 4 months old.I worried about my age and whether I could keep up with a little one. What I find is my patience and calmness are beneficial to Nye. I noticed that I don't worry about the little things like I did when my older kids were little.Congratulations!cheers, donna
I always say the older kids got the mom with the energy, and the younger ones got the mom with the wisdom!
My son came home at 19 months in 2007 when I was 41. He's my only child and I'm a single mom. You're not alone!!
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