"Older Mom, Growing Older"

In this personal essay, one older adoptive mother of a toddler describes her feelings of anxiety about her age, and why she's aiming to live to 100.

In a personal essay, one mom writes about older parents adopting.
The average life expectancy for women in the U.S. is anywhere from 73.5 to 86 years of age. As the 48-year-old mother of a three-year-old, if I kick when I am 73.5, I'm going to be pissed. That said, I always knew I'd be an older mom. When my college friends were getting pregnant, in their twenties and thirties, I never felt I was missing out. It was only after marrying Tony that I caught "baby fever," and by then ...

After catching baby fever at age 40 and adopting a newborn at 45, I’m aiming to live till 100.


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