We adopted later in life. I was 42 when my kids came home from Russia. They were 8.5 months and 25 months. It has become apparent over the years that we have 2 kids with special needs. I don’t mind it, I just never dealt with special needs people before. So, I’m in my 50’s, going deaf and raising 2 very special children with my wonderful husband. We get through but some days are pretty rough. Other days are fabulous. It’s all worth it.