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62-year-old Redding woman gives birth to 12th child
SignOnSanDiego (Union Trubune online) ^ | February 17, 2006 | Staff/Assoicated Press

Posted on 02/18/2006 12:20:36 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o

REDDING – A 62-year-old woman gave birth Friday to a healthy 6-pound, 9-ounce baby boy, becoming one of the oldest women in the world to successfully bear a child. The newborn is the 12th child of Janise Wulf, who's also a grandmother of 20 and great-grandmother of three.

Wulf and her third husband, Scott, 48, named the red-haired boy, Adam Charles Wulf. He follows just 3½ years behind his older brother, Ian.

“I hate to raise one alone, without a sibling,” said Wulf, who was impregnated both times through in vitro fertilization.

Wulf has given birth to a total of 12 children, although one son died in his 30s and another died at birth with undeveloped lungs. Of her 10 living children, the oldest is 40.

“I think she's amazing. She's got more than enough love to give,” Myers said.

Wulf is used to defying the odds. Blind since birth, she was a synchronized swimmer in high school, worked as a piano and organ saleswoman and developed a passion for cooking.

Wulf said Friday that she considers her late-in-life pregnancy a groundbreaking act for older women.

“Age is a number. You're as old as you feel,” she said. “Every time you revolutionize something or you do something different, there's going to be naysayers.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: grandmother; health; invitro; ivf; largefamilies; maternal; motherhood; seniors
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I don't approve of in-vitro... but I suspect that the main nay-sayers here aren't going to be critics of her reproductive technology, but critics of her having twelve kids. And at her age... like Sarah!

Giving birth to, loving, providing for, and raising a child is generous in every sense of the word. And there is nothing in this article to suggest that all of her children, including this youngest one, haven't been well-loved, well-provided-for, and well-raised.

So, I would argue that her use of in-vitro was bebatable; but as for this generous woman's generative contribution, God bless her.

Her kids and grandkids will construct the world of tomorrow ---- will pay for and care for US in our old age, either directly or through their taxes. And this grand old lady is only making up for the gays and the "child-free" couples (heterosexual gays) who don't have any kids at all.

Children enrich our world.

1 posted on 02/18/2006 12:20:37 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
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Ping


2 posted on 02/18/2006 12:23:06 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

"Wulf and her third husband, Scott, 48,"

Maybe she wore the others out and decided to go for a younger one? Lol.


3 posted on 02/18/2006 12:23:27 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Mrs. Don-o

It's a relief to know this didn't happen without medical intervention. To me it's a relief anyway.


4 posted on 02/18/2006 12:25:12 PM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"Wulf said Friday that she considers her late-in-life pregnancy a groundbreaking act for older women.

“Age is a number. You're as old as you feel,” she said. “Every time you revolutionize something or you do something different, there's going to be naysayers.”

Well.....raising a child at age 62 could be QUITE a challenge.....here's hoping she and hubbie are up to it...

5 posted on 02/18/2006 12:26:57 PM PST by goodnesswins (Too many idiots....so little time.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

'Redding Red Wulf' Bump:)


6 posted on 02/18/2006 12:28:19 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I don't know, Don-o, but the article gives the impression that it's all about her and her own self-fulfillment.

But I wish the family all the best.


7 posted on 02/18/2006 12:29:47 PM PST by Tired of Taxes (That's taxes, not Texas. I have no beef with TX. NJ has the highest property taxes in the nation.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I think that in-vitro is okay for a young couple in child bearing age. However, I don't think that a 62 year old woman should be having this.


8 posted on 02/18/2006 12:30:07 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: jocon307

AMEN! Also I helped by not having kids at all so she had my share and then some.


9 posted on 02/18/2006 12:30:57 PM PST by BabsC
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To: goodnesswins

It's true that raising a child at 62 is a challenge. But there are lots of grandparents who are raising grandkids. And this particular child has a rich and plentiful family to lend a hand (hands) (dozens of hands.)


10 posted on 02/18/2006 12:31:03 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All.)
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Aging can give one pause!

But not this "young lady"

11 posted on 02/18/2006 12:32:51 PM PST by Young Werther
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I don't approve of in-vitro... >>

Neither does the Catholic Church since many embryo's/children are created and subsequently destroyed while the one baby gets to see the light of day while the others are discarded, used for embryonic stem cell research, and others put on ice indefinitely. It's a mortal sin and grounds for excommunication.
12 posted on 02/18/2006 12:32:57 PM PST by Coleus (IMHO, The IVF procedure is immoral & kills many embryos/children and should be outlawed)
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Whatever floats your boat I guess. I think its great that she's 14 years his senior.


13 posted on 02/18/2006 12:33:51 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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I wonder if she looks like Ann Margaret or Sofia Loren??


14 posted on 02/18/2006 12:34:16 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft
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Does anyone know what is the highest number of children a woman has ever had?


15 posted on 02/18/2006 12:34:31 PM PST by Tim Long (I spit in the face of people who don't want to be cool.)
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“I hate to raise one alone, without a sibling,” said Wulf, who was impregnated both times through in vitro fertilization.


16 posted on 02/18/2006 12:36:21 PM PST by Coleus (IMHO, The IVF procedure is immoral & kills many embryos/children and should be outlawed)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Even if she does look like one of them......c'mon...12 kids and 62.......I'd take her home early.


17 posted on 02/18/2006 12:37:10 PM PST by Archie Bunker on steroids
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To: Bringbackthedraft

I clicked on hoping for a picture also. :)


18 posted on 02/18/2006 12:37:17 PM PST by Collier
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I lived in Redding.....not much to do there, except perhaps.......


19 posted on 02/18/2006 12:38:15 PM PST by aligncare (Watergate killed journalism)
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To: Collier; Bringbackthedraft

what diff does it make how she looks?


20 posted on 02/18/2006 12:39:07 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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