posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 07:28 AM
I think it's a decision only they can make, realistically, any parent can die at any time, young or old, so I don't see the fact that they are older
than most parents starting out as a huge challenge in and of itself. I'm 41 and personally I can't see me starting over with a little one at this
point, I'm just starting to get my freedom back.
However, it sounds like your sister is really considering out of love for her husband, using a surrogate. Are they financially stable enough to
support a child if other medical expenses related to their own health come up? Are they able to enlist help, via a nanny or even a housekeeper?
Because let's face it, little kids take ALOT of energy! And tend to take alot of cleaning up after.
On the other hand, grandparents worldwide often raise their grandkids and do a darn fine job of it. I guess the biggest question they really have to
face is would they have someone ready, willing and able to care for the child as a guardian if something were to happen to themselves? But then this
is again, is something every parent should consider, naming a legal guardian in the event of their demise.
If they can get help, have the legal requirements covered, then I say, more power to them if having a biological child will bring them both joy.