Adopting After 40

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Resources and information for individuals and couples over age 40 who are interested in becoming adoptive parents.

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Cheryl - 2 months ago
I am a medical professional in my 60's. I have a beautiful child I adopted when she was 2 months of age, now is 9 years. She is a wonderful, bright child ( straight A's in private school) Although I am a single parent she has house staff to look after her when I am at work and she never lacks for love and affection. My age is deceiving, we ride gocarts and bikes, we take trips and play basketball, occasionally skate and frequently laugh. Esther is African and I am white, but that's just a color. We discuss racial issues and her countries culture and background. We travel and absorb all we can. Although she will not have a mother as long as a child born to a 20 year old, but she will grow into a confident beautiful young woman and will never want for anything. Older parents also have a lot to offer. When I look in the face of this happy young girl it saddens me that my age prevents me from providing a great home life to another child. Just my opinion..... thanks for listening #1
Guest - 2 weeks ago
I want to adopt a boy for my boys so they can have a older brother #2
Alison - 6 months ago
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i would like to adopt a smell child because I cant have eany more kids naterly #3
Kayla - 2 months ago
I was thinking about adopting a little girl to come to stay with me and love and take care of her just like she is one of my birth child #4
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