Jodi Lipson

50+ Mommy Chronicles: Deliriously Happy, and Doubt-Filled

Posted on 05/3/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & FamilyShould I Still Have Mixed Emotions Five Years In? I was of sound mind and body when we adopted Johannah, now 5. I’d just turned 51 and my husband, 57. We were late bloomers, marrying four years earlier—a first marriage for both of us. We wanted a family, but the doctors said my eggs were done. Multiple attempts at IVF failed. So we considered the options and decided to pursue a domestic adoption. I reluctantly dyed my hair (to appeal …