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How old is too old to adopt? IYO Hey Due June 30; TTC since Jan 2008; 5 kids; 6 angel babies; Edmonton, AB, Canada 3423 posts
17th Feb '13

I would still like to adopt here soon... but i'm also 37 and won't be able to have more kids after this baby, in your opinion how old is to old to start on an adoption journey?

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46576 posts
17th Feb '13

I think it depends on the agency you go through.



37 years old is not old at all.



Were you looking to adopt an infant or older child?

Hey Due June 30; TTC since Jan 2008; 5 kids; 6 angel babies; Edmonton, AB, Canada 3423 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" I think it depends on the agency you go through. 37 years old is not old at all. Were you looking to adopt an infant or older child?"


thanks,
and baby-toddler-preschool age I guess.

Atticus & Rhys's Mommy 2 kids; Westfield, Massachusetts 7414 posts
17th Feb '13

I dont know, it honestly depends. I personally dont want anymore children or adopt any children after I'm 40 but thats just me.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
17th Feb '13

I would say maybe like 55? as long as you're healthy I think it would be okay.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 123096 posts
status 17th Feb '13

I really think it should depend on the individual/couple. People feel differently at different ages.

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" I think it depends on the agency you go through. 37 years old is not old at all. Were you looking to adopt an infant or older child?"


I agree. You're only 37! You're still young!
Hell, my mom didn't even get pregnant with my youngest sister until she was 39.

Nikkie Beee Due January 29; 2 kids; Victorville, California 3968 posts
17th Feb '13

Too old as in the age off the kid or age of the parents?



Parents age, I think too old is like late 60s.
Kids age, any age! I would adopt a 17yr old kid,

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
17th Feb '13

Never, so long as you have an open heart and reasonable health.

Particularly adopting an older child. When adopting a younger, you kind of have to make sure that physically, you can do it, because it is a lot of running around. lol

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
17th Feb '13

It depends. If you're 87 and want to adopt a newborn, I don't think that's a great idea. If you're 60 and want to adopt a teenager, go for it!. I wouldn't adopt if I expected to die before the child turned 18 and/or I felt I was too old to keep up with the kid.

Hey Due June 30; TTC since Jan 2008; 5 kids; 6 angel babies; Edmonton, AB, Canada 3423 posts
17th Feb '13

thanks girls...I am a fit healthy person, so guess as long as I stay that way I have a chance then...lol

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
17th Feb '13

My parents adopted my brother in their late 30s and it worked out very well for us. IMO as long as you aren't going to get too old to care for them while they still need you to care for them then your not too old.

Hey Due June 30; TTC since Jan 2008; 5 kids; 6 angel babies; Edmonton, AB, Canada 3423 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting Brookie99:" My parents adopted my brother in their late 30s and it worked out very well for us. IMO as long as you ... [snip!] ... as long as you aren't going to get too old to care for them while they still need you to care for them then your not too old."


thanks, and nice too see another lady from Alberta on her...:)

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
17th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A Baby Blessing:</b>" thanks, and nice too see another lady from Alberta on her...:)"</blockquote>




Oh I didn't even see that!

mmmc15 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Wyoming 708 posts
17th Feb '13

If you are considering an international adoption there is sometimes an age limit for when you start the process. Other than that I say if you are healthy and open any age is fine. Adoption is awesome.