NPR ASKS: Are You An Older Dad?
There is anecdotal evidence of an increase in the number of American men who become fathers later in life, after fathering children in a previous marriage.
NPR is looking for men in the Bay Area who had a child in their twenties and then became a father again, in a different relationship, after the age of 45. We’re specifically looking for dads who actively raised those children.
If you fit this category, we’d like to hear your story. How did you become a father for a second time after 45? What’s different about parenting in middle age? What are the challenges and rewards of re-fathering? How have your children from a prior marriage or relationship reacted to your new status? What have you learned about parenting and yourself the second time around? Any anxieties about being an older dad?