Was wanting opinions(completely honest) on a 50 year old becoming a father?

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Iridescent - posted on 06/10/2012

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There's nothing wrong with it, but it does put the baby at greater risk of retinal cancer so make sure the eyes are evaluated well.

Anna - posted on 06/09/2012

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i used to have a huge problem with people having children at an older age. it just didnt seem right to me. so when my dad said he was getting a reverse vasectomy my reaction was "are you crazy? by the time the kid is 20 you will be dead!" a bit dramatic i know, but i was caught off gaurd! lol
my brother is 27, im 29 and i have a 2.5yo daughter. my father is now 56 and his partner is due end of this month! thats right...my daughter will be gaining a baby aunt or uncle lol
now im more live and let live. as long as you have the energy to take it all on. no WAY will i be doing it all over at that age! but if its what you want and your happy and healthy...whos to say its not right?

Dove - posted on 06/08/2012

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I couldn't imagine becoming a parent in my 40's or 50's. I had my last child at 31 and am exhausted ALL the time. If he's in good health and has decent energy and WANTS to become a father at 50... I have no issue with that.

Sarah - posted on 06/08/2012

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I have no problem with it per se if he is in good health and dedicated to a healthy lifestyle. I think the only thing that would concern me if he didn't would be him living to see his kid graduate. I know there's no guarantees, but the baby could at least provide motivation to give up bad habits that may be there already.

Elfrieda - posted on 06/08/2012

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Well, it's not ideal, but life isn't always ideal. Doesn't mean it can't work out well. I didn't want to have kids after 30, but when you start at 28 and want more than one, that doesn't work. Life isn't always the perfect plan that you made when you were 14.

Kaitlin - posted on 06/08/2012

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I don't see a problem with it, but I could see it being very tiring. Kind of bummer too, for the potential grandchildren. But if he's willing to put in the time and effort (and sleep deprivation) like any other dad, fine.

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