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Never in a Million Years | Adoption Success Story

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | 0 comments

Never in a Million Years | Adoption Success StoryI never ever in a million years though that I would say that I am the VERY PROUD mother of a 11 month old little boy. I was married for 23 years and during that time we had tried several avenues to adopt.

Unfortunately, I was the breadwinner and unable to be a stay at home mom which ruled out several agencies. Adopting an older child was an option but again we ran into road blocks.

By my late 30′s I had accepted the fact that I would never be blessed with Motherhood. In May 2011, my husband of 23 years announced that he was leaving the marriage to pursue a young woman he met on the internet. My world was shattered.

In August 2011 the phone rang. It was a call that changed my whole life. My brother was on the line. He said “I have a friend who is having a baby boy and placing it for adoption. Are you still interested?” I had a hard time breathing when I spoke to the birth mother on the phone. Was she serious? Was this all real? Would she like me? Would she care that I was a 44 yr old single Mom?

Once a 44 year old divorce’ who had given up hope of becoming a mother, I am now a 45 yr old Mother of a bouncing baby boy!

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Pregnancy After 40: 40 Things No One Told You About Being Pregnant Over 40 (Pregnancy Plan Series), by Jill Conrad, Pregnancy Support Institute. Publisher: Pregnancy Tips (August 14, 2012)Pregnancy After 40:
40 Things No One Told You About Being Pregnant Over 40 (Pregnancy Plan Series)
by Jill Conrad, Pregnancy Support Institute

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
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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