I’m Not Grandpa, I’m Dad: The Joys Of Late-In-Life Adoption

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.

Read about his experience here.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at Adoption.com. She currently works as a content specialist at Adopting.org, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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