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July 12th, 2010, 10:38 PM
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You are in you mid to late 50's and you either do not have children or you do not feel you have a complete family, would you try for more?
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July 12th, 2010, 10:51 PM
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I have seen people that age raise children.....either grandchildren or foster children or whatever.

Me personally.... I don't know. My thing is, my family has a long history of dying in their 50's. I don't think I would want to take on the responsibility of a child knowing the risk of what my health could do.

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July 13th, 2010, 01:11 PM
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Personally I couldn't but to each their own.

It's one thing to raise a child due to circumstances such as a death of the parent or bad home life, but I couldn't imagine going through the fertility treatments and pregnancy at that age and then raising an infant. I barely wonder how I do it in my mid 30's let alone later in life. I see my parents with my girls and they're worn out after a day with them and they're young for their ages and active (they're in their late 50's).
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July 14th, 2010, 07:45 AM
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Probably not. I already have back and knee problems. I don't expect to be as mobile as I'd like at that point.

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July 14th, 2010, 08:59 PM
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Not in a million years. My parents were 40 when my brothers were born. Which was fine then. But now they are 57, and my brothers are almost 18 and quite a handful. My parents don't regret their decision at all, my brothers are worth it, but they will be the first to admit that it is hard, hard work. So having an infant at 50 and a teenager in your late 60's is way out of the ballpark for me.

My cousin's husband was 54 when they had their first child (she's in her early 40's), so it's definitely feasible.

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