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How old do you feel is too old to have Children?

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Comment by racco

Fri 19 Dec. 2014, 10:09 AM


Comment by princesskessie

Thu 18 Dec. 2014, 7:47 PM

Numbers mean very little. Someone who is 20 or 30 and who has issues making the proper care of a child too difficult might be considered too old, but someone in their late 40's who is fit and able and has the energy to keep up with a toddler may not be too old. I think it depends on the person and their individual circumstances. I also think it is a loaded question - what you're really asking is how old is too old to qualify for help in conceiving a child - since we all know the older a woman get the more likely she is to need assistance in conceiving a child! In this case, I think no more than 50 years older than the child (same for adoption, in my opinion - not 40 as the rule currently stands), so that by the time the child reaches adulthood, they are still statistically likely to have one or both parents still alive. It's so subjective and so individual :/ (And being a parent is an absolute PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT. Get it right, people!)

Comment by Katie8

Thu 18 Dec. 2014, 9:12 AM

I married young but I had children when I was around 29 which, looking back, I think was the perfect time for me (personally). I certainly was not ready to have children in my early 20's because that is the time of life you want to travel the world (backpacking) and getting out and having the type of adventure you can only do when you are young. However, if you are going to have children, I know from experience that you really do need to be young and fit ... toddles are physically exhausting and teenagers can be emotionally challenging. What people forget is that if you leave off having children until you are late 30's or 40's that means that by the time your children complete university, they will very likely still be at home when you are in your late 60's and retired - an expensive proposition. Another thing is that you won't see grandchildren until you are in your 70s which is rather old. We are in our early 60s and enjoying our young grandkids whilst we are still fit and young.

Comment by froglover1968

Wed 17 Dec. 2014, 6:10 PM

Everyone has the right to be a parent. Doesnt matter if u are 18 or 40. Gay or straight

Comment by brusco2014

Sat 13 Dec. 2014, 10:04 PM

my wife and i were quite young when we had our first child..yet our second came along 12 years later..it was hard starting out young , we worked very hard to buy a home and give her astable future..now we are in our mid 30's and it is financially easier but harder in other ways..ive learnt to be a dad all over again..
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