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    Default 63 year old gives birth

    http://www.9news.com.au/national/201...st-time-mother

    I wonder if Sonia will judge this story? Perhaps it will depend on whether the mum is Muslim?
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    For me one parent has to be young. If her husband was under 50 I would say good luck to them. But you look statistically at the average life span of each of them and I don't think they are equipped to raise it to adulthood. And who the hell would want to?!?

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    i haven't read the article but only saw it on the headlines on the internet... who does she expect to raise it when she is old? yes, she may live til she's 83 and the child will be 20 but still at 20 he/she needs alot of support still, i just can't see that happening... and it's still unfair for siblings to have to ''mother'' the child. can you imagine the flak the child would cop at birthday parties....ís that your grandma?'stupid stupid decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlitterFarts View Post
    can you imagine the flak the child would cop at birthday parties....ís that your grandma?'stupid stupid decision.
    There are many reasons for not having a child but the potential for them to be bullied because their parents are 'different' is not one of them.

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    I don't know if Sonia Kruger will judge her, but the members of the forum will be firing up their flame throwers! Not me though. I truly wish her well.

    Just for arguments sake - how do people feel about the many grandparents out there who are full time guardians of their own grandchildren? Do you think it's preferable that these children are fostered to younger guardians, because the grandparents might die before the children turn 20?

    To suggest this woman shouldn't be parenting a young child is pretty much a slap in the face to the loving Nans and Pops out there being absolute superstars raising their grandchildren.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    I don't know if Sonia Kruger will judge her, but the members of the forum will be firing up their flame throwers! Not me though. I truly wish her well.

    Just for arguments sake - how do people feel about the many grandparents out there who are full time guardians of their own grandchildren? Do you think it's preferable that these children are fostered to younger guardians, because the grandparents might die before the children turn 20?

    To suggest this woman shouldn't be parenting a young child is pretty much a slap in the face to the loving Nans and Pops out there being absolute superstars raising their grandchildren.
    To be fair they rarely do that by choice. It's more the result of sad circumstances where the parents can't or won't so the grandparents step in. My brother died leaving 2 young kids and their mother was unwell so my parents stepped in. Certainly not ideal and not their choice. They felt way too old even though at the time they were younger than this woman.

    I don't think what has happened here is ideal for the parents or the baby. The fact it was IVF and conceived through donor embryos just astounds me. Why did the clinic let this happen? The article says she had many failed cycles. We aren't meant to be having babies that late in life. It's seems an incredibly selfish decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    There are many reasons for not having a child but the potential for them to be bullied because their parents are 'different' is not one of them.
    My in laws had my SIL when they were older than usual.. The flak she has copped is horrendous not to mention now that she's in her 20s the fact that she feels obliged to look after her parents as they have constant health issues and more than likely won't be around to see her have her own children has made her be nothing but bitter.

    Edited to add: as dh and BIL are nearly 17 years older guess who's responsible most of the time for SIL even tho they have families of their own to look after? Yup the rest of the siblings. My in laws taught her nothing in life where she can help herself as a young adult, it shows now and all it has caused is resentment. Unless you have experienced something like this you have no idea. So yes i stand on the above being a stupid decision. The in laws expect her to look after them but she can't even look after herself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    To be fair they rarely do that by choice. It's more the result of sad circumstances where the parents can't or won't so the grandparents step in. My brother died leaving 2 young kids and their mother was unwell so my parents stepped in. Certainly not ideal and not their choice. They felt way too old even though at the time they were younger than this woman.
    Yes, that is fair. I still feel that people are being really ageist when they suggest people over 60 shouldn't be raising young children because they might die soon.

    I'm unsure why people are so harsh on this topic to be honest. I'd rather see a mature woman have a much wanted and loved baby than see some young parent irresponsibly having children they don't really want, then in turn neglect, because they can't be bothered being responsible for their own fertility.

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    I wish her well for the baby's sake but I still think it's an incredibly selfish decision. With that baby being an only child, I wonder who will care for it if/when the parents are no longer able to. I hope the parents thought that part through, because it could just as easily end up neglected through ill health as a young parent's child who wasn't ready for a baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    Yes, that is fair. I still feel that people are being really ageist when they suggest people over 60 shouldn't be raising young children because they might die soon.

    I'm unsure why people are so harsh on this topic to be honest. I'd rather see a mature woman have a much wanted and loved baby than see some young parent irresponsibly having children they don't really want, then in turn neglect, because they can't be bothered being responsible for their own fertility.
    I guess it's because when you have a child it's not just all about the baby and childhood years? Even though it's very hard to imagine that far into the future ☺️

    My parents are a constant source of love and support well into adulthood, and will be for as long as I'm lucky to have them. Knowing that you won't have that "family" beyond early adulthood must be quite upsetting.
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