I became a dad at age 50, and it changed my life in ways I never could have expected. It was the greatest gift.
"I have always known I was capable of giving this much love. What I didn't know is that a child could love me this much."
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.
First-time parent at 41? If this is my mid-life crisis, I couldn't have hoped for a sweeter one.
After catching baby fever at age 40 and adopting a newborn at 45, I'm aiming to live till 100.
Readers who adopted as older parents share some of the drawbacks and benefits, their best advice—and the joy that comes with parenting, not matter what your age.
"I believe every woman currently waiting to adopt, or who knows someone who's waiting, should read this book."
Author Tom LaMarr and his wife thought they had plenty of time to have a kid — until they didn't.
Older, wiser — and adopting more than ever.
No one adoption route is right for every family. AF readers describe the thinking that went behind the route they chose.
Visitors to our apartment might see a mess, but I see the stories that bound me irretrievably to my daughter. Most of the time.
"I'm thinking about making a will. How do I choose a guardian for my child? What should I consider?"
A 7-year-old girl helps this author discover her maternal side.
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.
My traditional childhood dreams gave way to an unexpected, soul-filling reality.
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.
As my daughter approaches the tween years, she’s becoming more aware of who she is and of how others see her — and me.