Letter: Mother knows best

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The Independent Online
Sir: The papers are full of every sort of condemnation of the 59-year-old woman who has recently had twins, aided by modern technology. At the age of 72, I have a 19-year-old daughter. I have had child benefit for 50 years, finishing only recently.

I have children ranging from 19 to 50. Some of them I have given birth to, some are adopted and some are long-term foster children. Although I have children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, I am still capable of looking after children.

The world seems to have a fixation on age, instead of attitude and ability. Good luck to this lady in the news; she will ignore all the sceptics and enjoy her children.



Wick, Worcestershire

28 December