Tag Archives: Older Parents

A dad walks in the forest with his daughter after adopting after age 50.

“Finally Father’s Day”

“Finally Father’s Day”

I became a dad at age 50, and it changed my life in ways I never could have expected. It was the greatest gift.

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A family formed via adoption, talking about "how we decided to adopt"

How We Decided

No one adoption route is right for every family. AF readers describe the thinking that went behind the route they chose.

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Balloons representing the author's memories with her adopted daughter

“My Clutter, Myself”

Visitors to our apartment might see a mess, but I see the stories that bound me irretrievably to my daughter. Most of the time.

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Life as an older, single adoptive mother

“The View from Here”

As I see it now, my golden years are likely to be filled with pet doggies and boxed mac and cheese. And I can’t imagine anything better.

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The meaning of family came to me watching my father help my daughter ride her bike

“Understanding My Family’s Circles”

My traditional childhood dreams gave way to an unexpected, soul-filling reality.

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A cartoon preteen experiencing embarrassment

“What an Embarrassment!”

As my daughter approaches the tween years, she’s becoming more aware of who she is and of how others see her — and me.

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