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Ask AF: Readjusting to Younger Kids as an Older Mom

Ask AF: Readjusting to Younger Kids as an Older Mom

An older mom who’s enjoyed the relative freedom of parenting teens is nervous about readjusting to more hands-on parenting when she adopts a young child. Parents who have been there offer advice.

In a personal essay, one mom writes about older parents adopting.

“Older Mom, Growing Older”

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

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Cover of The Eye of Adoption

[Book Review] The Eye of Adoption

"I believe every woman currently waiting to adopt, or who knows someone who's waiting, should read this book."

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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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The author, finally feeling like a mom

“Unleashing the Mom Within”

A 7-year-old girl helps this author discover her maternal side.

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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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Moving on after death

“Growing Pains”

After the loss of my father, I've found myself — an only child and a single mom — in the middle of a new family circle.

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“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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