My Name Is Lanie, And I'm An Older Mom
I became an "older mom" at 51. My husband and I adopted a baby girl from China, and it was the scariest thing I've ever done - and the thing I am most proud of in my whole life. My daughter is now almost 14 and her dad and I are divorced. So that makes me an older, SINGLE mom of a teenager!! She is well-adjusted, happy and secure, and beautiful. I remember when we were in China with other Americans that were adopting Chinese children, I saw a single mom that had adopted a 12 year old girl. Neither one spoke each other's language at the time, but they were always holding hands and smiling at each other. I think of them often now. If there are any drawbacks to being an older mom, it's finding enough energy and stamina to get through the day. I'm looking forward to meeting other moms like me - I must say that it gets lonely sometimes. I'm either trying to fit in with 30-40 year olds with young teenagers - or 60 year olds with grandkids! Please write soon.