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Age proves no birth barrier

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, March 02, 2008 | 0 comments

Carolyn Pelcak gives birth at 55ANAHEIM – To Carolyn Pelcak, age is just a state of mind.

When she wanted to have a child at 52 years old, friends and family said she was crazy.

But now that the 55-year- old waitress and lawyer has given birth Saturday to her second child, Alexandre, she counts herself among the oldest women in Orange County to have a baby.

And the single mom is loving every minute of it.

"People say, 'Oh, you must be crazy. You're old enough to be a grandmother,'" Pelcak said Thursday, cradling Alexandre against her chest in her Anaheim home. "But the alternative is that these children wouldn't be born."

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Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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