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61-year-old becomes mother again

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 1 comments

Kanakalata Ram having an ultrasound"My 27-year-old dead son is back. That's how I feel," said Kanakalata Ram, who became the oldest mother in the state at the ripe age of 61 after losing her only son in a road accident a year ago.

"After pondering over options to have a child again, I suggested to her that we should adopt. But she wanted to explore if she can be a mother with medical help," said Singh.

The couple had started taking treatment for assisted reproduction days after their son's death. "My son has given me so much energy. I have found new reason to live now," said Kanakalata who delivered her baby boy on December 2 through a Caesarian section. She had been avoiding the media glare so far.

"People often ask me how will I take care of my son at this old age. One thing I have realized that death can come to any one at any age. So why worry about age," said Kanakalata, who has named her newborn Rudra Aditya Siddharth Singh.

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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 our 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 there will be no more babies in our house.

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  1. An inspiring story. I know many couples without child and the lady's age is below 40 and they have already given up hope. This type of story should encourage them.
    Keep writing such inspiring stories.

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