Tuesday's Answers: How Old is Too Old?

Departing Addis with our little boys - at the age of 43

Last week’s Tuesday Topic struck a cord with many of you.  The question followed our discussion of how do we know when it is time to adopt again.  Nineteen of you took the time to answer the question,

My only hesitation on waiting to adopt again is that I’m getting old! I’ll be 42 soon, and although that’s not ancient, I realize that the day will come when it just isn’t fair to a child to be adopted by senior parents. I’d love to have a discussion (from both those who have adopted and those who haven’t) about when is too old to adopt/what age child! I wrestle with this everyday and hope this factor doesn’t make me jump into adoption prematurely.

With so many great answers, I decided not to copy them here, but leave them as comments to the original post.  Click HERE and the link will take you to it.  Be sure to read the comments – they are fantastic.

Thank you for your great input and on a personal note, I appreciate this post being written for me.  We got back from Seattle at 12:30 last night after a full day of appointments and a special meal with Russ’ aunt and uncle.  It was a very good trip, but this morning we had eleven dental appointments beginning at 8:00 AM (scheduled six months ago), so I’m still trying to catch my breath.

In other news, my friend, Neely is doing a fun raffle for some friends who are adopting a little boy from South Africa.  It is an amazing story of God working in the lives of His people, in governments, and adoption agencies making it possible for this child to have a family.  It is beautiful. Be sure to hop over to Neely’s blog and see the fantastic prize she is offering…the raffle ends Thursday night at 11:00 pm (PST), so don’t delay!  I am going to buy my tickets just as soon as I finish this post.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a new Tuesday Topic and hopefully something more to share.  In the meantime, I need to keep my laundry moving along, get dinner started, and read over 100 new emails.

Thank you for stopping by.

~Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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