Abe Bergman was over 65 when his new wife proposed that they adopt a child with special needs. He wasn’t sure that was such a great idea. He had already raised 5 children; his wife had 3 adult children of her own. He was old enough to be a grandpa, for heaven’s sake.
He writes, “At first I was hesitant, wondering whether I possessed the physical and mental energy to cope with little kids – and, bluntly put, whether I would die or become debilitated before the children entered high school.”
But then he looked at the ups of adopting in his later years – and decided to take the plunge.