Earlier this year, I posted the story of the woman in India, who at age 70 gave birth to a child. Now, in the UK, Elizabeth Adeney is set to become the world's second oldest mother, doing so at the age of 66. Apparently, Elizabeth traveled to the Ukraine, where for about $10,000 you can get IVF treatments regardless of your age. I'm not saying 66 is old, but I am saying that perhaps you could instead find some foster children who could use some love and care or mentor children who are less fortunate.
What kind of life are you going to be able to give your child? Ms. Adeney is not poor by any stretch of the imagination and has already hired a nanny to help care for the baby. Giving birth at 66, even by elective Cesarean is still dangerous. What if the mom dies during childbirth? Who is going to take care of the baby? When the mom is 80, her baby will just be a teenager. I don't think you can ever have an age limit that prohibits people from doing this, because I don't know how you would ever determine a cut-off. I also understand that a couple in their 20's could also die at anytime and leave their child without a home, but it just seems more probable that someone who has a life expectancy of about 11 more years should maybe not be doing this.
I am all for people doing what they want in their lives, but in this case, you are not just affecting your own life, but that of your future child as well. What kind of mother-daughter bonding are they going to do? Visit mom in the nursing home day?